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Under Plum Lake

This week I discovered a lost classic.

Lionel Davidson’s Under Plum Lake is a strange and unsettling book that draws you in and keeps you there until the end.  721 more words

Classics

Science fiction books I had forgotten that I enjoyed.

When I commented on a previous post that I didn’t really enjoy science fiction as a genre I received a comment from  the author of… 169 more words

Gippsland

Three Classic British Science Fiction Novels

I just finished rereading Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 apocalyptic science fiction novel, Childhood’s End.  I also reread it a few years ago after a few decades away.  696 more words

Reading

Ten books for stimulating thoughts about science

‘Which books did you find helpful for thinking about science?’

Here’s my answer, off the top of my head: ten thought-provoking, intriguing, sometimes obstreperous works. 2,251 more words

Triffids, Bathyspheres, Deviations, Martians and Lichen...

There is nothing quite like opening up a book and revisiting stories which have thrilled you over the decades.  It’s like visiting an old friend and reminiscing about the good times…  This is how I feel about the books of one John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris… 2,722 more words

All Things Bookish

Loving right now

1.Pushing myself/being pushed!

Lately I’ve been heading to quite a few Ultimate Park Fitness sessions at my local park. I’ve no particular end goal in mind, other than hopefully toning up a bit and becoming fitter, and its surprised me how much I’m enjoying the rather intense sessions. 409 more words

Just For Fun

perfect people - peter james

I am not sure how I first stumbled across this book (I have never read any Peter James before) – but it may have had something to do with the fact that it was only 20p on Kindle when I saw it (it is currently… 258 more words

Book Reviews