Science Fiction

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 Book Club

Do you consider yourself a science fiction aficionado?  Would you like to discuss some of your favorite titles with fellow sci-fi readers?  Northwest is looking to start up a sci-fi book club but we desperately need active participants.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, please let us know.  As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to share them with us.  We hope to see you in the not-too-distant future!
 

Word up “Sci Fi”

Science fiction is the word around Northwest Library. Are you a science fiction fan? Have you ever read it before?
Do you read it sometimes? Well, we have a place for you. Northwest Library is starting a new book club. Would you believe a “Sci Fi” book club? We are looking for people like you with the same passion for science fiction. If you are interested, all you need to do is come by the library and sign up. Please don’t be shy; your response is well needed.

Here are a couple of titles you might like:

The Android's dream by John Scalzi

 The last Colony by John Scalzi

 

March Top Picks @ Freeman: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Hey Science Fiction & Fantasy fans - these are the top three check outs for March of 2012:

        

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.

THE LIBRARY CHALLENGE

THE LIBRARY CHALLENGE One of my personal treats in the summer is participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program. I‘m not competing with anyone but myself, and I don’t set my goal too high to reach. While I do not read as much my friends and co-workers, I do enjoy reading. I have my favorite authors and do not step too far from regular fiction, romance and mystery. So in the summer, I challenge myself to read something outside of my norm. One year I read a western. I enjoyed it. Last year I tried a fiction that took place in another continent. I enjoyed that one too. This year I am going to stretch myself with a fantasy. I don’t plan to switch all my reading to a different genre, just sprinkle a little in with my regular stuff. You know, like salt and pepper, just to add a little flavor in my summer.

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

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