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Fantastic scifi graphic novels (that will get you hooked for life) Holy crap!

Fantastic scifi graphic novels (that will get you hooked for life)

An article on the internet I agree with wholeheartedly! I would add... 100% by Paul Pope- Probably a stronger piece than Heavy Liquid, in all honesty. Anything by Pope is good, but this is incredible The Adventures of Luther Arkwright/Heart of Empire by Bryan Talbot- One for Moorcock fans, this. Skreemer by Pete Milligan and Brett Ewins- Scarface meets Once Upon a Time in America in post apoclyptic New York.

Smoke by Alex de Campi and Igor Kordey- Near future political action thriller starring a seven foot tall albino assassin and a gang of obese terrorists. I could go on all day, but I figure these ones fit quite nicely with the previous recommendations. Top 15 Science Fiction Book Series - Top 10 Lists. Books Nothing is better than finishing a brilliant science fiction novel knowing that it is only the first in a series.

Top 15 Science Fiction Book Series - Top 10 Lists

Some of the greatest minds in sci-fi have used the series format to create complex and thrilling universes for their story characters to exist in, while others have created dystopian (and utopian) future environments on earth. This list takes the best of the science fiction series genre and attempts to rank them – a difficult (and obviously subjective) task. For your reading pleasure, here are the 15 greatest science fiction book series. Vorkosigan Saga Lois McMaster Bujold The bulk of the Vorkosigan Saga concerns Miles Vorkosigan, a disabled aristocrat from the planet Barrayar whose entire life is a challenge to the prejudices of his native planet against “mutants”. Wikipedia | Amazon The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe Wikipedia | Amazon Hyperion Cantos Dan Simmons Simmons’ Cantos is one of the most well known science fiction series of the last two decades. Wikipedia | Amazon. The King of Sharks: From Native American Myths at Americanfolklore.

A Native American Myth from Hawaii retold by S.

The King of Sharks: From Native American Myths at Americanfolklore

E. Schlosser One day, the King of Sharks saw a beautiful girl swimming near the shore. The villagers were thrilled by the visit of a foreign chief. The King of Sharks lived happily with his bride in a house near a waterfall. Before the birth of the child, the King of Sharks returned to his people. The child's name was Nanave. Each morning, Nanave would stand beside the pool, the feathered cloak about his shoulders, and would ask the passing fishermen where they were going to fish that day. The fishermen soon noticed that they were catching fewer and fewer fish. Nanave's mother was frightened. The people chased Nanave out of the village, but he slipped away from them and dived into the pool. But since then, the fishermen have never told anyone where they go to fish, for fear the sharks will hear and chase the fish away.

Anne Lister: Jane Austen’s Radical Lesbian Contemporary. Who knew that Jane Austen had a kick-ass lesbian contemporary?

Anne Lister: Jane Austen’s Radical Lesbian Contemporary

Well, she did, and her name was Anne Lister. What’s more, she kept four million words worth of diaries, about a sixth of which were written in a code that took a century to crack. Now, 170 years after her death, Anne Lister’s diaries have been turned into a gorgeous and groundbreaking film. The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister was shown for the first time to an American audience at this year’s Frameline, the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, after premiering on British television.

I managed to catch a hold of the appropriately named Jane English, who wrote the film’s elegant script, in an effort to find out more about the extraordinary Anne Lister, the “first modern lesbian.” Sarah Lohmann/Ms.: In The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Anne Lister is portrayed as a woman who was very much ahead of her time. Ms.: And then there were her relationships with other women.

English: Exactly! English: Absolutely!