Tag: science fiction

  1. The White Mountains by John Christopher

    In tribute to science fiction writer John Christopher, who just passed away, I’m reposting my review of The White Mountains, the first book in his Tripods series. Will Parker is 13 years old, and in another year he will undergo the capping ceremony, which marks the passage to adulthood.…

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  2. RIP John Christopher

    I’m so incredibly sad to learn of the death of John Christopher. His Tripods series was a big influence on me as a child, and he helped to shape the YA SF genre. Reading the books again as an adult I wasn’t disappointed. I posted reviews of the…

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  3. Locus Magazine 2011 Recommended Reading List

    Locus Magazine posted their 2011 Recommended Reading List today. Looks like a great list of books! Four of the Cybils Awards SFF Teen finalists made the list: Red Glove and The Shattering in the YA category, and Girl of Fire and Thorns and Blood Red Road in the First Novels…

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  4. Cybils 2011 Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle/Elementary Finalists

    As Fantasy and Science Fiction Organizer for the Cybils, I supervised, but didn’t participate in, the discussions for the Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle/Elementary category. (I served on the teen side of SFF; see my other post today). In this case, supervising meant basically standing back and watching…

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  5. Cybils 2011 Fantasy & Science Fiction Teen Finalists

    I’m not a winter person, but I love winter for one reason: the Cybils awards. Each year for the last six years, I’ve assisted with this blogger-selected award for children’s and YA literature. Although I wear several hats for the Cybils, my favorite one is both organizer…

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  6. NPR Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

    NPR has posted a list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books, as nominated and voted on by NPR’s audience. As you would expect, this is a terrific list of books. I enjoyed perusing the list and rediscovering old favorites that I’d forgotten, like Rendezvous with…

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  7. Book Review: The Boy at the End of the World

    The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout Fisher’s first moments of life could end up being his last. Born from a pod of bubbling gel, he comes to awareness in a lab that is collapsing around him. Fisher manages to escape with the help…

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  8. 57 great sci-fi and fantasy-themed album covers

    SyFy’s blastr blog has a great showcase of album art featuring fantasy & science fiction themes. The list includes Boston, ELO, Queen, Styx, Journey, Meat Loaf, and a whole lotta other greats in the music as well as album art department (along with a few I don’t recognize)…

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  9. Old-School Apocalypse April at Parenthetical

    Sam at Parenthetical.net is having an “Old-School Apocalypse April” this month. Throughout April, she’ll be rereading “old favorite” apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic books from the 1980s to see how they hold up. Check out the Old-School Apocalypse April here.…

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  10. Book Review: POD

    POD by Stephen Wallenfels At exactly 5:00am on March 14, the invasion begins. It starts with a horrible screeching noise, then black spheres descend from the sky and vaporize people and cars in the streets with beams of light. After the streets are cleared, the spheres just hang there,…

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