August 22, 2013: Recent Recommended Reads!

Recommended reads: A Terror by Jeffrey Ford The latest release by author Jeffrey Ford is a nightmarish novelette that offers a supernaturally speculative take on the inspiration for one of Emily Dickinson's most famous poems, "Because I could not stop for Death".  Emily Dickinson, awakens to an empty house, her parents and sister inexplicably gone.  She…

July 21, 2013: A 17 (actually, 21) Question Science Fiction Book Meme!

The gang at http://www.sfsignal.com/ have launched another one of those irresistible SF-themed memes, what they're calling a " 17-question science fiction book meme for a lazy Sunday".  I wrestled over a few of my responses, struggling with the relative worthiness of some of the titles, and finally decided to solve the problem by adding four extra questions to…