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“Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science.” - Girl Genius, by Kaja & Phil Foglio

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Perspective, it's all about perspective ...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Science Fiction - What to Read

A while back, NPR requested listeners to recommend science fiction and fantasy books.  A blog I follow (Book View Cafe) did a similar thing, but separated SF and F into two lists.  Today BVC put up the SF list, along with a link to the NPR list: 
 Book View Cafe's recommendations for SF

The BVC list is marvelous!  It has many of my favorite authors as well as some I've never heard of.  And I'm ashamed of how little of it I've read.  Gotta get to work on that.  Soonish.  I have two of the Vonda McIntyre Starfarer books sitting right here ...

Catch you later.

Monday, August 1, 2011

July Books

I read three 'books' in July: 

(22) Elizabeth Bear, Bone and Jewel Creatures.  Short fantasy of wonderfulness.

(23) Phil and Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius.  On-line steam punk graphic novels.  I started re-reading In May from the very first entry of November 4, 2002, and read it all, right up to the current entry.  They have won two Hugo Awards for this.  It updates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Here’s the link to the beginning of the story:   Girl Genius starts here

(24) Emma Bull, Territory.  Fantasy set in the American West.  Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and magic for the win.

Picnic Day in Winter