A Powerful Quote

The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. - Malala Yousafzai

Scifi Saturday

This alien invasion novel seems pretty cool. Has anybody read it? Also, what do you think of this 2010 Stephan Martiniere cover! Publisher’s blurb “The launch of a new science fiction adventure series--by the New York Times-best selling author of the Safehold series and the Honor Harrington seriesThe Galactic Hegemony has been around a long … Continue reading Scifi Saturday

Science Fiction Q and A with author, Lisa Yaszek

The science fiction book club is hosting a Q and A with Lisa Yaszek about Women of Science Fiction. Yaszek is a professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech. Her research areas include issues of gender, race, and science and technology in science fictionShe wrote “Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction” … Continue reading Science Fiction Q and A with author, Lisa Yaszek

Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale

This young man sits on the side of Empire Road in Johannesburg and instead of begging, he provides book reviews. He collects books, reads them, and provides reviews for people passing by. If you like the review, he will try to sell you the book. This is how he makes a living. Have you seen … Continue reading Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale

8 Horror Novels that are Based on Real Historical Events

I have always gravitated toward works of horror, even at a young age. At first, I read whatever I could find on my parents’ bookshelves. John Saul. V.C. Andrews. Stephen King. They lit a fire in me, made me curious about all the things that might be out there. All the things we cannot prove. Ghosts … Continue reading 8 Horror Novels that are Based on Real Historical Events

Another Bookhaul!

Two book hauls in one #weekend! Only this one was topped off with some #oktoberfest craft beer from @revbrewchicago. I found these three #books at a local antique shop. They were a bit overpriced in general but these were well worth it. I stiluck with the classics, #ErnestHemingway and #raybradbury, and one modern female writer. … Continue reading Another Bookhaul!