This is the New York Life Eagle, which used to stand in front of the selfsame building in St. Paul, when the insurance company once had a branch here. Now it sits in Summit Lookout Park, along Summit Avenue (not far away from the Cathedral and the Hill House)
You probably have seen this on the Internets, but NPR is asking for nominations for best F/SF novels ever written–and you can nominate a series. (you can nominate up to 5 books/series)
My own personal list, that I submitted, looked like this:
Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny
Dune, Frank Herbert
The Dying Earth, Jack Vance
Ringworld, Larry Niven
The Vorkosigan Saga, Lois Bujold
Go nominate your own favorites! http://www.npr.org/2011/06/20/137249678/best-science-fiction-fantasy-books-you-tell-us
I’ve grown into a niche of reviewing books the last couple of years, culminating with me joining both the crew at The Functional Nerds and SF Signal to do that.
So what do I look for when I read a book (especially one I am going to review)? Glad you asked…
Courtney Schafer, whose debut novel is coming out this summer, has a post on SF Signal about types of fantasy.
Her argument is that fantasy that takes place in an alternate world does not have to be either Sword and Sorcery, or Epic, that there is space between. (Her debut novel inhabits this middle ground.)
I think she has a point…and I whipped up a Venn diagram:
Phoenix Press, who puts out a fair assortment of ebooks, generally reduces the price of one of them for a month to the low low price of free.
For the month of June 2011, that book is the award winning Novelette “Georgia on my Mind” by the late Charles Sheffield. A search for a babbage machine, aliens and more! Its a fine story, with plenty of sensawunda.
The coupon code for June is 9992231 and will be effective from June 2 through June 30. Instructions and download link, as usual, at http://www.PPickings.com
Phoenix press is also putting the entire collection “Georgia on my Mind and other places” on sale. Those readers interested in getting the complete anthology may use the following codes at the Phoenix Press site to get 50% off:
For Publisher’s Direct EPub use code DIRG50E
For Publisher’s Direct MOBi use code DIRG50M
(Via SF Signal)
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