Tagged With: fantasy

Cloud Roads

Cloud Roads, by Martha Wells. Continuing my quest for good non-Tolkien, non-Celtic fantasy… I don’t remember why I picked up this book — I think I just looked up “2011 Fantasy” in the library catalog — but I’m glad I did. Moon isn’t sure what he is. There are many kinds of peoples in the … Continue reading »

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Reading list: How to start reading science fiction

Back in April and May, Kirkus’ science fiction and fantasy blog posted a six-part series called, How to Start Reading Science Fiction. Like it says on the tin, it’s a series of recommendations for beginning SF readers. What you need to know 10 accessible science fiction books Award winners Short stories A sampling of genres … Continue reading »

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin. Yeine’s mother was the king’s daughter who had been exiled when she married a barbarian and gave up her birthright. Yeine has been raised to be a warrior of her father’s barbarian tribe. Now nineteen years old, she’s been summoned by the king, her grandfather, to the city … Continue reading »

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Interactive guide to NPR’s top 100 SFF books

Update to the post about the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy book flowchart: SFF Signal, the folks who created that great flowchart to simplify navigation of the list, have improved on their flowchart and made it interactive. Cool stuff. (via Swiss Army Librarian)

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Book list: Time travel (3)

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books I can pick from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in … Continue reading »

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Book list: Time travel (2)

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books I can pick from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in … Continue reading »

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Book list: Time travel (1)

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books I can pick from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in … Continue reading »

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NPR’s Top 100 science fiction and fantasy books

Remember when NPR took a poll a few months ago and put together a list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books? SF Signal turned the list into a flowchart in an attempt to organize them and make it easier to find something you’d want to read (and keep away from the other … Continue reading »

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Book lists: Dystopia

We have a science fiction and fantasy display at MPOW. Every month or two, the theme changes and I put together a list of books to choose from to stock the display. The lists aren’t meant to be comprehensive or “best of.” They’re simply lists of books that fit the theme and are in MPOW’s … Continue reading »

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His Majesty’s Dragon

(Originally posted on March 23, 2009, in the original Random Dewey blog) His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik. Book 1 of the Temeraire trilogy. Napoleonic-era British navy officer accidentally becomes a dragon rider in the Aerial Corps. This is the first book in the Temeraire series. Nelson’s navy is trying to stop Napoleon’s forces from … Continue reading »

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