Science Fiction

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

Favorite SF Series: List of 10

Lists are fun.  Some lists can really stir fans’ passions about their particular topic.  I always enjoy reading “Best” or “Most influential” lists of Speculative Fiction books.  The comments found with those lists are often great ways to find new books.  With this in mind, I’ve decided to write up my list of top 10 favo

Book Hunters in Brief #27: Orphan Black

Book Hunters in Brief - Orphan BlackAs fans know, tonight is the season finale of Orphan Black and we’ll be glued to our TV like everybody else, but we’re already worrying about what comes tomorrow and the next day and the next with no new episodes to look forward to. Well, here are some reading suggestions to take the edge off for awhile.

In The Library No One Can Hear You Scream.

AlienGet scared in more ways than one.  Read the book, then see the movie.  You may want to keep the light on though.

 

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