Oct 09

Arthur C. Clarke

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No less a critic than C. S. Lewis has described the ravenous addiction that these magazines inspired; the same phenomenon has led me to call science fiction the only genuine consciousness-expanding drug. Arthur C. Clarke, “Of Sand and Stars”, 1983

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Oct 09
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on…

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Oct 06
The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

Reviews 0 ★★★½

This is a wonderfully woven tale that centres on the politics in the Emperor’s court. The story is told from the view of four major characters: Prince Sarmin, who has been imprisoned all his life as insurance in case his brother, Emperor Beyon, leaves no heir; Mesema, a plains-woman from…

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Oct 02
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh

Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh

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C. J. Cherryh is a U.S. author who has written more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels. Her works may be divided into the Alliance-Union novels, The Chanur novels, novels set in the Foreigner universe and her fantasy novels. The Alliance-Union novels include the Hugo Award winning novels Downbelow…

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Sep 29

Ray Bradbury

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Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. … Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking…

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Sep 26

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Sara Douglass, the bestselling Australian fantasy writer, died this week after a battle with cancer. Sara was the first Australian signed to HarperCollins’ Voyager list in 1995. Voyager publisher Stephanie Smith said, “Sara Douglass was an extraordinary woman and one of the world’s greatest storytellers. I cannot express the personal…

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Sep 23

William Gibson

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One of the attractive contradictions of good science fiction is that its speculations about the technology of the future are recorded and transmitted in a medium that’s been around for centuries William Gibson: Beyond Cyberspace

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Sep 22
Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

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Lauren Kate is an American young adult fiction writer whose books have been translated into over thirty languages. She is the author of the Fallen series and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She is currently working on the final book of the Fallen series: Rapture.  Luce Price is drawn to…

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Sep 21

Terry Brooks

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Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. It lets me capture the magic I felt reading my favorite books, and imagining my own worlds. A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore. I think that it gives…

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