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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 16TH: HAUNTED NEW ENGLAND, IAIN M. BANKS, RINGWORLD, AND SCI-FI ROMANCE

Historian tells tales of murder, vampires By Kay Fitzpatrick at Nashoba Publishing An extra chill was added to an already brisk October night when “Haunted History of New England” came to Lawrence Library. Historian Christopher Daley regaled the standing-room only crowd with ghosts tales tied to some of the region’s … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 29TH: SUCKY RE-READING, ROMANCE HEROINES, SEX IN SCI FI, IAIN M. BANKS, AND SCI FI VS REALISM

The Suck Fairy Jo Walton at Tor The Suck Fairy is an artefact of re-reading. If you read a book for the first time and it sucks, it’s nothing to do with her. It just sucks. Some books do. The Suck Fairy comes in when you come back to a … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 23RD: SCIENTISTS & SCI FI, AUTHOR ADVICE, HUNGER GAMES TOUR, AND MORE

Why Scientists Should Read Science Fiction by Hannah Waters at geekosystem I write this post going into science fiction as a fan, but also unaware of how most scientists think about it.  I can imagine two central viewpoints: (1) scientists who enjoy it (like myself), simultaneously as entertainment and a … Continue reading

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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

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BOOK NEWS FOR APRIL 26TH: NEIL GAIMAN, LITTLE WOMEN AND WEREWOLVES, OLD TALES WITH A TWIST, AND STARTING NEW AUTHORS

Newbery Winner Gaiman Gives Readers `Instructions’ By Jeff Baenen at ABC News While “The Graveyard Book” is set in a cemetery, where an orphaned boy is raised by ghosts after his family is murdered, Gaiman said it’s really a book about life and leaving home. His latest book “Instructions,” is … Continue reading

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SCI-FI PHENOMENON: THE CULTURE HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN & SHAUN OF THE DEAD GUYS ARE BACK

Via SlashFlim Iain M. Banks Sci-Fi Phenomenon The Culture Headed to The Big Screen Move over Dune, your time is up. Iain M. Banks‘ The Culture is finally coming to the big screen. The first of Banks’ science fiction novels to portray ‘The Culture’ was Consider Phlebas, published back in 1987. That was when I … Continue reading

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