Fantasy

Book Hunters in Brief #17 - Game of Thrones

Book Hunters in Brief Game of Thrones GraphicIf you love Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, HCPL’s Book Hunters recommend:
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss
Why? Epic fantasy fiction with good character development, magic and battles....

Looking for new gritty fantasy read?

If you found yourself loving the gritty, luscious style of George R.R. Martin, or the scoundrel or motley outcast crew is your kind of hero, then debut novel set in award nominated comic book series world Artesia, The Barrow by Mark Smylie may just be your best bet.  

Layers of story, big world building, and characters with flaws by the pound, this novel has taken a big step into the genre working off its basis of RPG game and comic book series.  

The book is currently on order for HCPL, but don't hesitate to add your name to the wait list for when it arrives.

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Bite Into Some Gritty Urban Fantasy

Sandman Slim

If you’re looking for where Urban Fantasy and Horror meet, it’s right here with two great series that are chalk full of violence and language.  They are most definitely not for the faint of heart. 

 

 

 

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Cold Days Are Upon us

Dresden Files: Cold DaysWith the chilly weather coming though, I thought it would be a great time to re-read one of my favorite Urban Fantasy Series: The Dresden Files

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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!

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An Author Recommends: George R.R. Martin

Recently, author George R. R. Martin posted "Reading Recommendations" on his blog.  While there are many of these you can find at HCPL, for your convenience, here are a few of his suggestions! 

Of the Classics suggestions:

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Adult Programs this March @ your library!

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our March Programs*.  We look forward to TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults, Freeman Needlecrafters, Girl Scout Express, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), SCORE Counseling, Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher, and local author JoAnn Carr.

All programming is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library. For more information on any of our programs in March, please contact the library at (281) 488-1906 or visit us at the upstairs Information Desk. The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library is located on 16616 Diana Lane, just off of Bay Area Boulevard.
 

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Adult Programs in January 2013!

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our January 2013 Programs*.  We look forward to TGIF Programs (formerly  under50over), various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, Spanish Language Book Club,  *NEW* - YA Book Club for Adults), Crafts-to-Go, Freeman Needlecrafters, Girl Scout Express, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), the First Girl Scout SWAPSortunity Day, and Freeman Craftsy Day. We also welcome the return of the Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars and MWA Advisors Retirement Lecture Series in January.

All programming is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.
 

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Adult Programs in December @ your library

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our December Programs*.  We look forward to under50over, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and *NEW* - Spanish Language Book Club), Crafts-to-Go, Freeman Needlecrafters, Girl Scout Express, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston on Saturday, December 1st (please contact the library to reserve your place on the bus)!

All programming is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

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SF Genre: Steampunk

The progression of Steampunk from fringe subgenre to mainstream has taken a few decades.  You could say it has taken a little over a century if you want to throw in H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and we really should.  While those two authors are often relegated to the “classics” section of the library, their incorporation of the bizarre, anachronistic engineering, and influence from the possibilities of science put many of their stories clearly in the Steampunk category.

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