Vintage Science Fiction Month Not-A-Challenge

Here’s one more last-minute blog event.  During January, Andrea at The Little Red Reviewer is hosting the Vintage SciFi Not-a-Challenge. For the purposes of the event, “vintage” applies to books published during or before 1979.  This Not-A-Challenge pairs well with Carl’s Science Fiction Experience, and the only reason that I didn’t immediately sign up for thisRead more

“Killashandra” by Anne McCaffrey

This is the first book that I read on my new Kindle!  I was going to wait until January to read this one so that I could count it for some of the upcoming Reading Challenges, but I couldn’t resist.  I’ve done absolutely nothing today because I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.Read more

“The Day Our Gravity Reversed” by Paul Baxter

I received a review copy of this book from Paul Baxter, the author of the book.  Generally I shy away from self-published books, but the sample quotes for this one intrigued me, and I decided to give it a shot.  This is my first review copy, which is an exciting milestone! The book is about,Read more

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

As we approach the end of 2011 (and the fall semester!  yay!), I’d just like to take a moment to introduce a challenge that I’ll be participating in over the course of the next year.  The Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012 is hosted by Baffled Books.  I found out about this blog through Risa at BreadcrumbRead more

“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle

  Yes, this is a throwback to my childhood.  “A Wrinkle in Time” was one of those books that was inspirational to me as a kid. The book is centered upon the Murray family, whose members are all awesome and nerdy.  There’s Meg, who is a misfit and doesn’t do well at school because sheRead more

“Crystal Singer” by Anne McCaffrey

  Ah, yes… 1980s sci-fi.  I had heard good things about McCaffrey, although she’s mostly famous for her dragon books.  I was not disappointed in “Crystal Singer.” The protagonist, Killashandra Ree, reminds me a bit of Rachel from Glee.  She’s very ambitious and driven, and it took me half the book to figure out thatRead more

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

  “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is one of my favorite books of all time.  The story starts out when a particularly ordinary man named Arthur Dent discovers that his home is about to be demolished to make way for a highway bypass.  Meanwhile, a group of aliens called the Vogons show up toRead more