Tagged With: science fiction

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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Boneshaker

Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest. Seattle, 1879. Sixteen years earlier, Leviticus Blue created a drilling machine — Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone Shaking Drill Engine — that destroyed the business district and released Blight gas that kills you undead. Seattle had been abandoned to the Blight gas and the “rotters” behind two-hundred-foot walls. Blue’s widow and her … 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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Guild of Xenolinguists

(Originally posted on February 9, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) Continuing the languages and linguistics streak: The Guild of Xenolinguists, by Sheila Finch. Eleven stories (1988-2007) about “insterstellar cross-cultural communication,” as it says on the book jacket. The first story, which is also the newest, is about first contact with an alien being … Continue reading »

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