SExpand Even starship captains get the blues sometimes. And when you get depressed, or when you're stuck in bed with a nasty case of black plague, you need something to cheer you the frak up. Luckily, there are tons of science fiction and fantasy books with proven restorative properties. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up
“Though E.M. Forster is best known for his English domestic dramas, he also furtively wrote what today we would call speculative fiction or modern fantasy. Everything he wrote is worth reading, but his speculative fiction in particular, compiled in The Celestial Omnibus, is worth a second look.” G. Willow Wilson's debut novel Alif the Unseen brings magical strands of fantasy into the modern era as a young Arab hacker unravels some of the mysteries of the ages. Very Real Magical Realism by G. Willow Wilson / Books / Untitled Books
Comics College | Marjane Satrapi by Chris Mautner| September 2, 2012 @ 9:00 AM |1 Comment| Persepolis Comics College is a monthly feature where we provide an introductory guide to some of the comics medium’s most important auteurs and offer our best educated suggestions on how to become familiar with their body of work. This month we’re looking at the output of a cartoonist that in the past decade has captivated an audience that has largely avoided comics, Marjane Satrapi. Why she’s important
Harriet Russell This year, some of the biggest names in cartooning offered major releases in genres ranging from alternative science fiction to historical fiction to memoir. Through a masterful blending of words and images, these five titles reveal the vast storytelling possibilities of the graphic-novel medium. Each book is created by a singular writer/artist, and offers a wholly unique point of view in both narrative and illustration. Lit, Illustrated: Five Fantastic Graphic Novels
Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books Chris Silas Neal More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. Over on NPR's pop culture blog, Monkey See, you can find one fan's thoughts on how the list shaped up, get our experts' take, and have the chance to share your own.
It's been way too long since my last list of recommended reads! For this batch of YA titles, I thought I'd focus on fun, easy reads and/or series perfect for taking on vacation or, if you grab the audio versions, for long car rides. These books are heavy on adventure and humor, and light on drama: kind of the equivalent of a popcorn movie. Recommeded Reading: Summer Fun!
Recommended Reading: After The Hunger Games Some of you no doubt remember that I am a HUGE YA Fiction fan. As in, it comprises 90% of my recreational reading. I get a lot of e-mails asking for more recommendations, but of course it always helps to compare notes so I know what you've already read and liked. So, for the purposes of this post, I'm going to assume you've read and liked The Hunger Games series.
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September, 2011 The stereotypical detective in historical fiction is most often masculine, with a pipe at hand or a gun in his holster. But in Laurie R. King's series of mysteries set during World War I and 1920s England, heroine Mary Russell fights crime with her impressive deductive reasoning and panache. In Bed" with Laurie R. King (Author of The Beekeeper's Apprentice)
Many of you told us you just can't wait until mid-August — when we unveil the results of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Vote — to start reading. So here's the complete list of finalists, nominated by you and the NPR Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel. Happy reading! Science Fiction And Fantasy Finalists
Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books More than 60,000 ballots were cast in our annual summer reader's survey — click here to see the full list of 100 books, complete with links and descriptions. Below is a printable list of the top 100 winners. And for even more great reads, check out the complete list of 237 finalists. 1.
Debbie’s been reading: Seligman, Martin (2011) Flourish. Random House. A new understanding of what it takes to reach life’s greatest goals. August | 2011 | 7:30 Bookclub
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Since I've had several of you ask for steampunk book recommendations, I thought I'd put together a little list. So, if you like Victorian alternative history adventures with dashes of the supernatural, airships, and plenty of gadgetry, read on! Note: I'll just be telling you whether I liked each title one or not, so hit the individual links for more info and plot summaries over on Amazon. Essential Steampunk Reading List
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