The Snow Queen – Joan D. Vinge

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge Goodreads This reissue of a modern classic of science fiction, the Hugo and Locus Award-winning and Nebula-nominated The Snow Queen, marks the first time the book has been reprinted in fifteen years. The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the […]

The Whale’s Tale – Edwina Harvey

The Whale’s Tale by Edwina Harvey Published by Peggy Bright Book on January 1st 1970 Pages: 230 Goodreads In a future where whales and dolphins can communicate with humans, and where the Whale Nation has brought space travel back from the brink of extinction, humpback whales tour the galaxy in massive spaceships called “The Whaling […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

by Joan D. Vinge, Ursula K. LeGuin Published by Panther Science Fiction My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. […]

Rare Unsigned Copy – Simon Petrie

by Simon Petrie Published by Peggy Bright Books My lovely little plugin has given you the synopsis which isn’t too bad for a description of the contents of this little tome. I bought this some time ago wanting to support the author, I’d known of him for some time but this is the first time […]

Sales of 1984 skyrocket

I’ve casually mentioned 1984 in a brief article by George Orwell only a few months ago. What far too many of us couldn’t anticipate is that this book would now be rocketing up the charts and selling out. If you want a particular copy you might be waiting a while as Signet has sold out, but […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

by Isaac Asimov My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link […]

RANDOMLY SHELVES OR SOMETHING

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin

I’ve been reading a lot of books and a lot of reference material but very little in the way of novels for the blog so you’ll have to be content with one of my textbooks instead. I have awesome textbooks, I may repeat this statement. I first read this book in the 1970s but I was […]

H is for Traci Harding

Harding shows that anything is possible whether you were bad at English at school, a terrible speller and dyslexic it is still possible to write a really good book, or even several really good series of books. In my stalking of her I found so much about her. She apparently got a D for English in […]