Science Fiction

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.

 

Terry Pratchett: 1948 - March 12, 2015

Sir Terry Pratchett, Associated PressMarch 12, 2015, Sir Terry Pratchett, famous science fiction author passed away.  Most known for his Discworld series, he was awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature in 1998.  For more information, read this article on BBC News.  To delve into, or revisit, Discworld, check out the titles available through HCPL.

 

Sequel Tuesday: Authority – Southern Reach Trilogy Book Two

AuthorityLast year I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy of Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer.  I’m finally getting a chance to read book two and the series is really taking off.

HCPL Top SF reads of 2014

Here are the top SF reads in Harris County Public Library for 2014.  The influence of TV and movies shows up strongly this year.  Because of that, I’m combining all of the Song of Ice and Fire books as one and giving it the top spot.  After that are the rest of the top ten.  There are a few other titles that belong in the same fictional universe, but as they are not entire series, I kept them separate.  

Book Hunters in Brief #51: Star Wars

As you undoubtedly noticed, the Star Wars, Episode VII trailer was greeted with the kind of squealing and pandemonium usually reserved for asteroids on a collision course with earth.

Excited For The New Star Wars Movie? Check Out These Books While You Wait.

heir to the eimpreI'm sure I wasn't the only one who was pleasantly surprised by the new Star Wars Trailer.  Maybe extremely excited is a better way to put it.  With a new Star Wars story on the horizon I thought it high time I actually read some of the Extended Universe books.  I reached out to some of my uber Star Wars nerd friends and asked where they suggested I start.  The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn was the unanimous choice.  

 

Is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Next For HBO?

foundationIt looks like The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov may be the next big book to TV show on HBO.  Soon you could be watching an episode of Game of Thrones followed by a Seldon Crisis.

A Trio Of Classic Dystopian Novels

WEDystopian books have been all the craze for the last few years.  Hunger Games and Divergent have lead the charge amongst a plethora of action oriented survival against some sort of corrupt futuristic utopia; but where did they all come from?  If you’ve never gone back to dystopian basics, I humbly suggest my top three:  1984, Brave New World, and We.

 

Book Hunters in Brief #34: The Giver

Book Hunters in Brief #35You say you can't wait for next Friday? Well, Book Hunters can't help you there, but we can recommend these awesome titles to make the wait a lot more entertaining.

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

1984 by George Orwell

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

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