Science Fiction

Book Hunters in Brief #81: Jurassic Reads!

Humans weren't around during the heyday of the dinosaurs, and it's a good thing, too--for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is the fact that our  fast tracked evolutionary progress would have, in all likelihood, come to the proverbial screeching halt had our species represented the equivalent of the giant economy-size bag of potato chips for the various giant economy-size carnivores roaming about.

The Demonata

The Demonata is a series written by popular YA author Darren Shan. The series ended with the publication of Hell’s Heroes in 2009, but for fans of horror who aren’t familiar with Darren Shan, he is a gift and this series is a great popcorn (quick and easy) read.

Lockwood & Co

Lockwood & Co is a new series from the author who brought us the Bartimaeus trilogy and you could call it the British answer to Shutter. Set similarly in a world that has become overrun with restless spirits, children and teens gifted with the ability to sense these aggravated apparitions are employed by agencies designed to contain and remove them. Sometimes with séances. Sometimes with salt. Sometimes with swords.

Shutter

Shutter is the debut novel of author Courtney Alameda. If you ever played the cult video game hit Fatal Frame then this is the book you didn’t know that you were waiting for.

Summer 2015: Speculative Fiction Books Anticipation

Some great SF reads are coming out this summer.  Which book are you anticipating most?  The poll is open until June 30.  Anticipating a book not on the list?  Add it to the comments below!

 

The End of All Things by John Scalzi
33% (1 vote)
Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
33% (1 vote)
Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
33% (1 vote)
Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher
0% (0 votes)
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 3

The Wake

In the field of comics and graphic novels, Scott Snyder is a master. His graphic novel The Wake is a prime example of just how much he can really shine as a storyteller.

Book Hunters in Brief #69: Dome, Sweet Dome

Sure, maybe it's not the "8th Wonder of the World" anymore. Heck, it might not even crack the top 20. But for many years, it was a very visible symbol of Houston's innovative, space-age aspirations. It is a part of our history, and it is worth celebrating. So raise a plastic cup of Dome Foam and dig into some of these dome-related titles.

Book Hunters in Brief #69: Dome, Sweet Dome

Sure, maybe it's not the "8th Wonder of the World" anymore. Heck, it might not even crack the top 20. But for many years, it was a very visible symbol of Houston's innovative, space-age aspirations. It is a part of our history, and it is worth celebrating. So raise a plastic cup of Dome Foam and dig into some of these dome-related titles.

14

I listen to a lot of audiobooks since I spend a lot of time in the car and 14 was a title I picked up recently. The author is Peter Clines, well known for his post-apocalyptic super hero series Ex-Heroes, and the narrator, Ray Porter, is top notch.

This Is Your Chance To Meet Author Peter S. Beagle

Last Unicorn MovieThe University of Houston – Downtown is hosting not just a book signing, but also a film viewing of Peter. S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn.  Admission is free, but there is limited seating.  Visit UHD Unicorn Run on Facebook for more information.

 

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