Tagged With: science fiction

Dante’s Equation

Dante’s Equation, by Jane Jensen. [Short note this time as I try to catch up on the book write-ups.] This book combines Torah code, cutting-edge physics, Auschwitz, alternate universes, and good and evil to make a neat, far-raging, and exciting adventure. You wouldn’t think such a mix would work so well, but it does. WorldCat … Continue reading »

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Vuelta Atras

Vuelta Atrás, by Robert J. Sawyer. Translated into Spanish by Rafael Marin Trechera. Original title: Rollback. In 2010, Dr. Sarah Halifax had been the first to decipher the alien signal from Sigma Draconis. Thanks to her work, a reply was sent by Earth but, because of the great distance involved, a second signal wasn’t expected … 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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Wasp

Wasp, by Eric Frank Russell. You know how distracting it can be when a wasp flies into a car that’s speeding down the highway? One little wasp could cause a deadly car crash and, best of all (for the wasp), it doesn’t even have to sting the driver. All it has to do is… distract. … 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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The Accidental Time Machine

The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman. Matt Fuller, MIT research assistant and grad school dropout, accidentally invents a one-way time machine. The first time, it travels forward 1 second. The next time 12 seconds. The next, 12 times that. So he packs some supplies and hitches a ride with the machine, forwards to… what? … Continue reading »

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The Speed of Dark

The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon. Lou Arrendale is autistic. He was born too early to get the treatments that cured autism in infancy but not too late to get the therapy that made him high-functioning. He lives a fairly normal life, works for a pharmaceutical company finding patterns in data, goes to fencing … Continue reading »

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Ready Player One

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. Another fun, fast, read. The year is 2044 and the world is a big mess. But there’s this thing called OASIS, an immersive reality internet that many people find refuge in. They also find work, school, love, adventure… pretty much anything, there. OASIS’ inventor and owner, James Halliday, just … Continue reading »

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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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