Science Fiction & Fantasy

What Are You Reading This Month?

Hey, I'm done with all the series I had on the table, now I'm looking for something new to dig into.  What are you reading this month? What would you recommend? Have you discovered any new authors?  Feel free to post a reply, and let me know what you're liking!

Scope of Speculative Fiction

Extraordinary EnginesSpeculative Fiction (SciFi/Fantasy) has often taken the possible and impossible to explore new worlds or our world in alternate times or histories. Within that larger genre are many subgenres. Amy Goldschlager (Avon/EOS) provided an explanation of several of the different subgenres in 1997. You can read her listing here.

Melusine, City of Magic

Melusine is the first entry in Sarah Monette's inventive, and unique series about Felix, a powerful but tortured magician, and Mildmay, a cat burglar and assassin.

2009 Hugo Award Winners

Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009
    * Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
    * Best Novella: The Erdmann Nexus, Nancy Kress (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2008)
    * Best Novelette: Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Mar 2008)
    * Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

Stardust

I watched Stardust the other night, and it was just charming. Based on the Neil Gaiman book, it has a stellar cast of Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro.  De Niro was outstanding as captain of a ship that collects lightening. Don't let first impressions deceive you!!!

Based on the Book

So I've put myself on the request list for The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger in anticipation of the movie (coming to a theater near you on August 14th).  I'm the sort of person who likes to read the book before seeing the movie.

Engulfed by (Catching) Fire

I loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – following Katniss Everdeen as a contestant in an annual, televised competition where only one participant can ultimately survive(!) – and have been waiting excitedly for the next book in the series,

Short Stories for Summer Reading

Summertime is an excellent time to peruse some new short stories. The
Nebula Awards Showcase 2009 is a great collection of stories, all Nebula

Fame Whether You Want It or Not

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Who is on the horizon in SF?

Let's indulge our own Science Fiction future sight and see if we can predict the rising stars of Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction/Fantasy). 

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