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I haven’t read every Discworld novel yet. After I became a fan (something like 10 years ago) and then learned of Sir Terry’s illness, I slowed down because I wanted to savor the newer books while I re-read the old ones. Because of this, I only just finished reading Raising Steam.
The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy hosts a yearly show and sale of vintage pulp magazines and other out of print material. Vendors come from Canada and US for this event. A goldmine for collectors of pulp magazines and vintage paperbacks, like Ace Doubles. Pass the word if you know of a…
One of my very favourite graphic novel artists, Ross Campbell, revealed last month that she is transgender, and has been transitioning for the the past year, and is now Sophie/Sophia Campbell.
I’ve just finished Little Bee, and I’m not sure how to feel. So, let’s talk about it. Also: SPOILERS!
From boing boing; a nice framing idea for comic books. I remember someone was looking for display and storage ideas.http://boingboing.net/2015/04/10/mak…
If you're not familiar with this this site, it's a great resource for researching pulp magazine covers and general publication information, including title changes.
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This sounds like a really interesting anthology; included are not only established sf writers like Tananarive Due, but also pieces by social activists who have never written speculative fiction before.
Yuval Harari's book, Sapiens, explains how collaboration has evolved in symbiosis with language — and especially its use in the gossipy exchange of information about other human beings. The Israeli historian's work, at least the first few chapters, is worth reading at length. Here's the Kindle link. But below, the key…
As part of Toronto Public Library's "Eh List" series; Authors Andrew Pyper (Damned) and Craig Davidson AKA Nick Cutter (The Deep) in conversation with The Toronto Star critic Deb Dundas. They'll be discussing the new anthology "The Dark Side II: Highway of Horror", which they contributed to.
American Elsewhere is seriously disturbing. It starts out as a kind of odd, slightly creepy kind of mystery. It reminded me of Neil Gaiman, actually. It's part science-fiction, part horror, a little fantasy maybe? But it gets really, really dark. And really creepy. Disturbing. Terrifying. I actually couldn't sleep a…
A million years ago, I remember they made us watch a movie in social studies about successful people who had initially failed. Back in my twenties, when I was trying my hand at being a novelist, it's not a lesson I had yet taken to heart. Apparently you can't say the same for Norman Bridwell. According to the profile…
Those who are regular contributors to Geesejugglers world renowned book club know that I read mostly pulp/junk food type books, for that I don't apologize, I read mostly for entertainment so I read what I like.
...since the start of summer when I read This Star Won't Go Out. FiP in particular is breathlessly written and I just had to wait until I had reached the end to finally put it down and it really is a beautiful book. I'm not even afraid to admit that I cried a little bit at the end.
I've been doing some research on 2015's Black History Month Exhibit, and came across this site that I thought some of you might be interested in; the African Books Collective.
Sofia Samatar is a fantasy writer of (partly) Somali descent, whose first novel has just won the prestigious World Fantasy Award.
A few weeks ago I saw a post on GroupThink where someone made a post complaining about a "BookBro" being disappointed by the quality of fiction that's being put out now and especially the type of fiction that's being taught in schools. Unfortunately that post seems to have been removed but it was a pretty interesting…