Science Fiction & Fantasy

Star Wars by way of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher combines the classic style of Shakespeare with George Lucas's  Star Wars episode IV: A New Hope. Wait! Don't write it off too quickly. As quirky as it sounds, the iambic pentameter and old English is rather charming in the Star Wars setting.

TROOPER 4: Pray, show me now thy papers.

OBI-WAN: Nay, thou dost not need to see his papers.            

Neptune's Brood

 "I can get you a cheaper ticket if you let me amputate your legs: I can even take your thighs as a deposit," said the travel agent. He was clearly trying hard to be helpful: "It's not as if you'll need them where you're going, is it?"    

Adult Programs This August @ your library

https://drive.google.com/?usp=chrome_app#folders/0B34EIlkz42-9UDV2UFotV2luVWsThe Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this August*.  We will continue with TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults), Freeman Needlecrafters, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and SCORE Counseling.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) ends August 10th. So please sign up by then in order to be eligible to win a bookstore gift card or an eReader!

Cobra Slave (Cobra Rebellion Trilogy - Book 1)

Timothy Zahn continues the saga of the Cobras (technologically enhanced soldiers necessary in times of war to battle an alien menace, the Troft, who are too powerful for normal humans to defeat).  With the Troft conflict in a stalemate, a new threat comes to the Cobra worlds from a sister empire, the Dominion of Man. In an attempt to consolidate power, the Dominion of Man begins a campaign of enslavement.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2013

 "I protest the idea that emotion and logic are two mutually exclusive lands separated by a wall of  our perceptions. In my experience, the analytic and artistic threads of human endeavor are so thoroughly entangled, it is impossible to separate them."  -  Catherine Asaro, Nebula Awards Showcase Editor

House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion

House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion is the first of three installations by the collaborative team of David Weber and BuNine. The first half of the book is a novella "I Will Build a House of Steel". It introduces the reign of King Roger, the beginnings of the Manticoran Star Kingdom and the development of the Manticoran navy.

British Football and Magic in London Falling

In Paul Cornell's first urban fantasy novel London Falling four police officers infiltrating a powerful drug lord's gang come in contact with an artifact which gives them The Sight. They begin to see ghosts, demons and various oddities that seem to be invisible to everyone else. As Inspector Quill and his team deepen their investigation, they discover the drug lord (Toshack's) connection to a legend about the West Ham football team.

A Host of Summer Awards

Here are the winners of some of this year's Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards.

2012 Nebula Award - Best Novel

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

 

 

 

 

2012 Aurealis Award - Science Fiction Novel

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

Fade to Black by Francis Knight

Mahala, a city built up not out, with a complex society run by a ruling elite from the bright upper levels while the darkness of the Under hides outlaws and forbidden secrets. Secrets such as the fact that bounty hunter/people finder Rojan Dizon is a pain mage and can draw magic from inflicting pain upon himself.

Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

“Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside.

Or you'll get what you wish for.”

Sheltered in underground silos to protect them from the toxic outside environment, people go their whole life without seeing the surface. Except for the cleaners, who mysteriously walk away after their task, to die.

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