Mobile Menu

Powered by Ajaxy
Powered by Ajaxy

BOOK NEWS SEPT. 13: TOP TEN PROFESSORS, ZOMBIE WEEK, AND MORE

Ten of The Best Professors Source: guardian The Professor The most frightening member of the anarchist cell in Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent is known only by his academic title. “The Professor” is their cerebral bomb-maker – a man of intellectual brilliance who despises “weak” human beings. He always travels … Continue reading

Filled under : Book News , News Blog
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : No Comment Yet

BOOK NEWS SEPT 11- HUNGER GAMES V TWILIGHT, CASSANDRA CLARE AND MORE

“The Hunger Games” vs. “Twilight” Source: salon.com Is Katniss Everdeen the antidote to Bella Swan? That’s a question guaranteed to irk fans of “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of dystopian young-adult novels, the latest of which, “Mockingjay,” has currently captured the No. 1 spot on the nation’s bestseller lists. … Continue reading

Filled under : Book News , News Blog
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : 1 Comment

BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 19TH, PART 1: DYSTOPIA, FREE E-BOOKS, AND MORE

Which Dystopian Future Is Right For You? by Chelsea Bauch at Flavorwire Call it society’s weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zombies to pandemics, tyrannical dictatorships to machine takeovers — and plenty of foreboding real world … Continue reading

Filled under : Book News , Movie News
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : No Comment Yet

BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 12TH: NEIL GAIMAN, FREE DANANN FROST PREVIEW, BIRTH OF SCI FI, H.P. LOVECRAFT, AND MORE

Stories: All-New Tales Review by Roz Kaveney at Financial Times Anthologies are almost as hard to review as they are to edit. This is especially true when, as here, the emphasis of the editors is on something intangible rather than on some very obvious organising principle. We can judge collections … Continue reading

Filled under : Book News , News Blog
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : No Comment Yet

BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 23RD: KRAKEN, RICHELLE MEAD, NEW IAIN M. BANKS, AND MUCH MORE

A giant squid, Nazis, a Trek-obsessed magician. We’re so there. By Nick Mamatas at Sci Fi Wire Kraken is fantasist China Mieville’s most realistic novel to date. Sure, one can trip over a bar set that low, but Mieville’s examination of the microcults and the infighting of marginal religions in … Continue reading

Filled under : Book News , News Blog
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : No Comment Yet

BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 25TH: A SQUID EPIC, THE BEST OF SCI FI AND MORE

WITH ‘KRAKEN’ CHINA MIEVILLE SINKS TENTACLES INTO CONTEMPORARY LONDON Source: io9.com China Miéville’s long-awaited squid epic, Kraken, hits shelves next month. Like his previous novel, The City & The City, it’s about an urban landscape that forms its own alternate reality. In Kraken, the city of London is haunted by … Continue reading

Filled under : Book News , News Blog
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : No Comment Yet

SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT KU

www2.ljworld.com A British author who writes in a genre that has been dubbed “the new weird” is set to deliver the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. China Miéville is scheduled to speak on “Cognition as Ideology: A … Continue reading

Filled under : Author News , News Blog
Author : Dawn
Comment Number : 1 Comment