Posts Tagged: Sci-Fi

Rocket Science (3): Black Future Month

I left N.K. Jemisin‘s book for last in this set of 3 sci-fi themed posts, because it feels the most contemporary / visionary and also because it simply is a hard act to follow.

Rocket Science (3): Black Future Month

I left N.K. Jemisin‘s book for last in this set of 3 sci-fi themed posts, because it feels the most contemporary / visionary and also because it simply is a hard act to follow.

Rocket Science (2): Loneliest Girl (Lauren James)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a young adult (YA) novel by Lauren James, first published in England in 2017. It’s a quick read and tells the story of, well, the loneliest (human) teenager in the universe, Romy Silvers,

Rocket Science (2): Loneliest Girl (Lauren James)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a young adult (YA) novel by Lauren James, first published in England in 2017. It’s a quick read and tells the story of, well, the loneliest (human) teenager in the universe, Romy Silvers,

Rocket Science (1): Best SF (1969)

I’ve been reading a good lot of science fiction lately, so let’s talk rocket science! Full disclosure, I have a soft spot for vintage sci-fi magazines. When I came across Faber’s Best SF (ed. Edmund Crispin), I knew I wanted

Rocket Science (1): Best SF (1969)

I’ve been reading a good lot of science fiction lately, so let’s talk rocket science! Full disclosure, I have a soft spot for vintage sci-fi magazines. When I came across Faber’s Best SF (ed. Edmund Crispin), I knew I wanted

Consider Her Ways (Wyndham)

 Another find from the free little library in downtown Essen: Consider Her Ways, by John Wyndham.

Consider Her Ways (Wyndham)

 Another find from the free little library in downtown Essen: Consider Her Ways, by John Wyndham.

Graphic Novel: Gilgamesh II, by Jim Starlin

We sure love our myths and legends. And there are quite a few that keep getting retold and reimagined. Well here’s one: Gilgamesh. The oldest story we have records of, an epic poem dated about 2100 BC, which has survived in cuneiform on

Graphic Novel: Gilgamesh II, by Jim Starlin

We sure love our myths and legends. And there are quite a few that keep getting retold and reimagined. Well here’s one: Gilgamesh. The oldest story we have records of, an epic poem dated about 2100 BC, which has survived in cuneiform on

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

Enchanting Erasure: Emilie Lindemann’s “Queen of the Milky Way”

I’ve been meaning to read this ever since I first saw the cover at Dancing Girl Press. I’ve a thing for retro space age stuff, and old-school science fiction, and so forth. Well, last night I finally did read it.

Enchanting Erasure: Emilie Lindemann’s “Queen of the Milky Way”

I’ve been meaning to read this ever since I first saw the cover at Dancing Girl Press. I’ve a thing for retro space age stuff, and old-school science fiction, and so forth. Well, last night I finally did read it.

Life on Mars (Tracy K. Smith)

My friend Lora knows what a geek I am. She knows I’m into sci-fi, and so she lent me Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars. First of all, as you can see, it’s got a gorgeous cover — an image of

Life on Mars (Tracy K. Smith)

My friend Lora knows what a geek I am. She knows I’m into sci-fi, and so she lent me Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars. First of all, as you can see, it’s got a gorgeous cover — an image of

i’m a book magnet…

i finally made it to some worthwhile bookstores / second hand bookstores! books i’ve bought this week: 

i’m a book magnet…

i finally made it to some worthwhile bookstores / second hand bookstores! books i’ve bought this week: 

assaulting your readers (the algebraist)

ok… so a friend sent me iain m. banks’ the algebraist. while two things spoke against me liking it, even before i started reading, i was determined to give it a shot – because the person who sent it enjoyed

assaulting your readers (the algebraist)

ok… so a friend sent me iain m. banks’ the algebraist. while two things spoke against me liking it, even before i started reading, i was determined to give it a shot – because the person who sent it enjoyed

current currents

current currents of thought are influenced by the following books i am reading right now: (in no particular order…) sexual fluidity – understanding women’s love and sexual desire, by lisa m. diamond (2008) i’ve been reading IN this book, on

current currents

current currents of thought are influenced by the following books i am reading right now: (in no particular order…) sexual fluidity – understanding women’s love and sexual desire, by lisa m. diamond (2008) i’ve been reading IN this book, on

poetry in chains (dominic luxford)

now, the title of this book is somewhat confusing: The Poetry Chains of Dominic Luxford – Ten Poets Pick Ten More And So On. ten times ten would make 100 and in fact there are 100 poems in this handy

poetry in chains (dominic luxford)

now, the title of this book is somewhat confusing: The Poetry Chains of Dominic Luxford – Ten Poets Pick Ten More And So On. ten times ten would make 100 and in fact there are 100 poems in this handy