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Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Literature) - TV Tropes. "Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased; thus do we refute entropy.

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Literature) - TV Tropes

" — Callahan's Law A series of short stories and novels by author Spider Robinson, which has inspired a video game, a roleplaying adaptation and even a long-standing online roleplaying newsgroup. The title saloon can only be found if you need to be there. Most of the regulars are ordinary people scarred by tragedies and hardships, finding comfort and joy in their shared company and pun competitions.The bar also has its share of unusual regulars and visitors, including an android built by aliens bent on world domination, time travelers, a vampire that refuses to prey on humans, talking animals, and a teleporting cat. 19 Science-Fiction And Fantasy Novels By Women Of Color You Must Read. 10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin. Science Fiction Books Go Mainstream — And Get More Conventional. 13 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers. Sci Fi - Science Fiction - Free Ebook Downloads.

The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 So Far. It’s heartening to realize that there’s a surplus of elegantly written nonfiction books these days — books that can take you to another time, place, and location, and even cause a revolution in your mind.

The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 So Far

We live in a time when people can go crazy over a giant and expensive economic tome (Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century), or have a peek into the letters written by our second first lady (Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters by Diane Jacobs) — and that’s just two of the year’s notable books. Here’s a sampling of the ten best nonfiction books that have lingered as the first half of the year draws to a close. 10. The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, illustrated by Canaan White. Best Graphic Novels. Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years.

Best Graphic Novels

There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if you’re looking for a place to start, start here! The world of the graphic novel is one that spans a wide range of authors, artists, styles, and subject matter, and this primer covers all the bases. While the distinction between graphic novels and comic books gets dicey (the term “graphic novel” was only introduced in the late 1970s), for the purposes of this list, they are lengthier, meatier book-like works — and they’re all brilliant for both their literary and visual merit.

2013 Best Books Lists. Welcome to the time of year when Best Books lists start popping up left and right.

2013 Best Books Lists

In order to have all the lists in one place, I will update this blog entry with Best Books lists from October 31 until late January 2014. We kick off the BEST OF season with The New Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2013. My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen.

14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines. Time may be running short to find the perfect gift for your daughter, niece, or younger sister before Christmas, but fear not: Bookstores will never let you down.

14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines

And the tween or teen girl in your life needs all the inspiration great books can give as much as ever, despite the world of smartphones and online games we live in. Girls growing up today may be given more opportunities than in the past, but the pressure is still on to be feminine, attractive, and demure - not the qualities a glass-ceiling-shattering career woman will need to cultivate. And it’s not just Bratz dolls and pink onesies … it’s YA shelves packed with characters like Bella from Twilight, the ostensible heroine of her series, but in reality a passive, lovelorn damsel in distress who could have been plucked directly from the Dark Ages.

I needed something more, and I began to find it - largely on the shelves of YA fantasy, but also in classic books for girls and novels about contemporary girls breaking the mold. 14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines. Reviews of Fantasy and Science Fiction Books. Reviews by title | Reviews by author Last Updated March 26, 2014 Reviews by title The Queen of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #2) – Megan Whalen Turner May 20, 2010 Zenn Scarlett – Christian Schoon Jun 26, 2013 Reviews by author Aaron, Rachel Abercrombie, Joe Abraham, Daniel Aguirre, Ann Andrews, Ilona.

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55 great books under 200 pages. Having no time doesn’t mean you have to stop reading.

55 great books under 200 pages

Just pick up the shorter book. Half Price Books, one of America’s favorite independent booksellers, asked their customers to recommend books under 200 pages that would be a perfect companion of a book lover. The image below displays top 55 recommendations. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is accompanied by Neil Gaiman’s new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, or The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret. Check out the original post at Half Price Books Blog for the entire list. 25 Adult Books For Fans Of YA. All-TIME 100 Novels. The Best Books: The Top 100 Novels of All Time - A contemporary list, with an international flavour and a respect for the classics, The Best Books: Top 100 Novels of All Time list contains many of the great works of fiction you'd expect, but with a few surprises to add a little spice to the collection.

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Which books would you omit and which would you add to our list? Please let us know in the comments section below. 1. Brave New World By Aldous Huxley "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English. " 2. By Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment is one of the most important novels of the nineteenth century. NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. 85,951 users · 307,081 views Required scores: 1, 11, 18, 27, 40 How many have you read?

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Click items you've completed The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters. A look at the famous TED Bookstore at TED2013.

Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters

Photo: Michael Brands Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more. Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind In today’s talk, TED’s own Lisa Bu introduces us to the concept of “comparative reading,” the practice of reading books in pairs, to give deeper context and reveal new insights. Beehive Husk. Locations Edit Sold by Alchemy Merchants. Can be collected from a Beehive.

Can be collected from the ground near fallen Beehives. May appear in apothecary satchels. Beehive Husk. 12 book series that are the sci-fi equivalent of A Game of Thrones. Wondering what to do while you're waiting for the rest of George R.R. Martin's saga? We've got nearly a year to wait until the fourth season of Game of Thrones hits HBO, and who knows how long until the sixth book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is released, so we have to do something to fill the void. And over at Reddit, a lot of people offered their suggestions on exactly what, from which we've culled a dozen of the best. Obviously there are loads of other brilliant epic fantasy series out there to devour, but what if you want a change of pace? What if you'd like to trade in those castles for space stations, or those other realms for other planets? 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog -

If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. We asked our 3,000 bibliomaniacs what their favorite SciFi/Fantasy novels were, and here are their top 100 answers. Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. 10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book. Marykate, Charlie, you've totally won my love and neverending devotion for including The Farseer in this list. There's a part of me that wants to say it's one of the most under-appreciated fantasy series of all time. If I can throw out some of my recommendations: Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner trilogies (six thick books full of magic, intrigue, romance, and a preponderance of twins, which seems to be some weird fetish of Rawn's.

The books cover the struggle for power over a beautiful fantasy land, with an awesome sunlight- and moonlight-based magic system and plenty of symbolism.) 10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them) Medieval Studies » What Would a Rational Gryffindor Read? March 18, 2013 by Jesse Galef In the Harry Potter world, Ravenclaws are known for being the smart ones.

That’s their thing. In fact, that was really all they were known for. In the books, each house could be boiled down to one or two words: Gryffindors are brave, Ravenclaws are smart, Slytherins are evil and/or racist, and Hufflepuffs are pathetic loyal. (Giving rise to this hilarious Second City mockery.) 10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End.

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown. Sharon Gosling's top 10 children's steampunk books. "The definition of what actually qualifies as steampunk is a debate that continues to rumble on, as does the question of why it has become so widely popular in the past few years. 10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies. Top Fantasy Books and Series : Sword Blog.

Teen Book Lists - Greenfield Public Library. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson"After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

" The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne"Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. " Going Bovine by Libba Bray"Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

" Heist Society by Ally Carter"Since she can remember, Katarina's relatives have been grooming her for the family business, thieving. Fantasy - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading.

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The 10 Greatest Fantasy Series Of All Time. Fantasy as a genre is often unfairly maligned. While there are plenty of authors who seem to be paid by the word and are only concerned with churning out volume, there are many authors producing fantastic works that transcend genre and often are even worthy of the word literature. While there were many worthy contenders, here are what we consider to be the 10 greatest fantasy series of all time. 10. Classics - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading.

Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering the king, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade. Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? Copy of Mensa Reading List. Don't read THIS. Setting book lists. Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Flag this list(?) Flagging a list will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. We take abuse seriously in our book lists.

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