This weekend I read Red Lightning, John Varley’s latest page-turner. I stand by what I said about Red Thunder, its predecessor: It’s a fantastic read, the kind of book that would be written by the mutant prodigy love-child of Varley, Robert Heinlein, Carl Hiaasen, Spider Robinson, Douglas Coupland, Neal Stephenson, and Carl Sagan. You must [...]
Thanks to a mention on Boing Boing, I discovered an extraordinary podcast called “Escape Pod”:http://www.escapepod.info/ today. It’s a collection of short sci-fi stories read by podcasting veterans, and the result is awesome. There’s some fresh, funny, and thought-provoking stuff in there, and it’s open to everyone. My favorite so far is “The Burning Bush”:http://www.escapepod.info/2005/09/22/ep020-the-burning-bush/, a [...]
Posted by Chris in Literature on October 19th, 2005 | Comments Off
I may be the only one really interested in this, but I’m kind of fascinated with this site, which has various lists of things like the religious affiliations of various sci fi authors, mentions of religion in various sci fi books, etc.
Posted by Deana in Literature on February 4th, 2005 | Comments Off
Did you read science fiction as a child? If so, take a look at this “SF Reading Habits Questionnaire”:http://sfquestions.blogspot.com/. It might be interesting to know who “our people” are… “The purpose of this questionnaire is to provide material for a book called (provisionally), The Inter-Galactic Playground of Children’s Science Fiction to be published by McFarland [...]