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The Books That Stay With you, pt. 2

The other day I shared a post that had originally appeared on Facebook, about books that stayed with me for whatever reason.  Most of them were favorites, though not all.   1,141 more words

Classic Sci-Fi - The Death of Grass by John Christopher

I’ve recently been reading through some of the best science fiction from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This has led me to a few rather wonderful books that I’d managed to miss during the hungry, binge-reading period of my youth. 362 more words

Book Reviews

After reading the Wyndham prophecy that “sooner or later that (nuclear) slip will occur” we salute those seeking to rid the world of a dangerous weapon and an insecure and polluting power source

In 1951, John Wyndham wrote:

“From August 1945, the margin of survival has narrowed appallingly. . . In the years succeeding 1945 the path of safety started to shrink to a tight-rope along which we had to walk with our eyes deliberately closed to the depths beneath us. 151 more words

Countries Under Pressure


I’ve said before on this blog that in my world book covers are kinda a big thing. I’ve poked and prodded the attempts of others, championing them as good or ghastly. 558 more words

My favourite SF writers

It’s been a couple of months since I last regaled you with my musings. I’ve been fairly busy giving lectures, marking assignments, and in gluttonous consumption of numerous books. 2,033 more words

Science Fiction

A SENSE OF WONDER edited by Sam Moskowitz

EDITED BY: Sam Moskowitz
CATEGORY: Short Fiction
FORMAT: Hardback, 197 pages
PUBLISHER: Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1967. 733 more words

SF Anthologies

Laura Reviews: John Wyndham

John Wyndham is one of the classic science-fiction authors that everyone should read. Even if you’re not really into science fiction, you’ll find his books engaging. 632 more words