Science Fiction

Science Fiction Rocks!

Have you read your science fiction book for our summer reading challenge yet?  We would LOVE to help you find the science fiction book right for you.  Earn a chance (or 10) to win our science fiction basket.

Science Fiction is speculative fiction and raises controversial questions in worlds based on plausible scientific theories. Traditionally it posits future worlds and technologies, but settings in the past, rich in future technologies, have grown in popularity. No matter the time and setting, science supported by known scientific principles drive the stories.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library Teen Book Club

SteelheartWant to celebrate Halloween in a fun, new way? Join the Spring Branch-Memorial Library Teen Book Club as we discuss the book Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. If you like superheroes, then you’ll love this book!

At our book club meeting, we’ll have pizza and play games. We will also decide on a book club name, so bring your ideas to share. Feel free to wear a costume!

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
Ages: 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

6 Word Science Fiction Stories

HubbleAccording to legend, Ernest Hemingway was once asked to write a story in six words.  He came up with “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”.  Those 6 words sparked an interest in stories that have few words, but can challenge the imagination.

 

 

Science Fiction Reads for Tweens

AlienWelcome to another installment of Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on historical fiction, but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween science fiction reads?

Out of This World Television

adorable robot guyOne of my favorite television genres is science fiction. It’s a genre that is underappreciated by the masses, but the people who love it are often fanatical enough to make up the difference. It’s unfortunate that so many people dismiss the entire genre without even giving it a chance (it’s not all Star Trek, you know) because science fiction has so much to offer.

PREPARE TO SAVE THE EARTH!

flying saucer
Don’t just leave it to the grown-ups. Heck, some of them can’t even pack for vacation without having a meltdown. Some of them can’t even watch the news on TV without going ballistic. How are they going to have the wits to jump aboard a hostile flying saucer or outsmart aliens that look like giant spiders? You know who has to show them how to use their new electronic gadgets. That’s right, so you’d better get prepared.

THE SCIENCE FICTION LOVE STORY

Does it exist? The Search for a Rare Sub-Genre

Science Ficiton Love Stories

Get Your Geek On @ 3 Local Conventions

 

One of the advantages of being a geek in a large city is the wonderful conventions in my own backyard. I admit it. I am a con addict. I have been going to fandom conventions since 1984 and will probably still be going when I have to incorporate my walker into my cosplay. During March and April, I have three opportunities to get my geek on with one comic/scifi/fantasy convention and two anime conventions in town.

 

 

 

Proper Preparation for Time Travel

How far would you go to save your friends and family?

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