I’ve been wanting to read Ted Chiang’s short science fiction works ever since his much acclaimed Stories of Your Life and Others. His work gets loads of praise from literary types who don’t usually look twice at genre fiction, so I was definitely curious and picked up a copy. When two of the works in the book were nominated for Hugo awards, I finally picked up Exhalation and read it. I was absolutely blown away by his incredible writing and thought-provoking plots.
Happy Friday! My weekly wrap-ups went missing from the blog for the entire month of February. I was so busy with life stuff that I just didn’t get around to them. Also, there was a complete lack of internet in the new flat until this week. So here is the triumphant return of my weekly wrap-up posts! It’s a long one -- buckle up!
Happy Friday, you guys! It feels like a proper autumn day here in the UK. The sun is shining but it’s absolutely freezing! This has been a great week for books and reading, but not great for my bookshelves (they’re beginning to sag under the weight). This will probably be quite a long post, so buckle up!
Happy Friday, you guys! We have a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, and I’m gearing up for a nice long weekend in London with my family. It was a pretty dismal week for reading – I blame the fact that I reactivated my Eve Online subscription and rediscovered my love of knitting/crocheting. … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up #19
I've been thinking about doing this for awhile. Science fiction is such an incredibly rich genre, but it's hard to figure out where to start! Whether you've been a fan of sci-fi TV and movies or just curious to dip a toe into a new genre, I promise that there's something out there for you!
I absolutely adore Neil Gaiman and snapped up a copy of this book in hardback within a month of publication. I'm a huge fan of mythology, but know so little about Norse mythology. This is a great introduction to the world of Thor, Loki, Odin, and the whole host of gods and goddesses that inhabit Asgard that have becoming more and more mainstream.
I absolutely adore Neil Gaiman – he’s one of my favorite living writers. With the success of Amazon’s adaptation of American Gods, I feel like there are people out there who have never read his books but would like to start. Here’s your quick guide to Gaiman! If you want to start with The … Continue reading A Guide to Reading Neil Gaiman
So I recently completed my dissertation on Chinese science fiction and whether or not English-language publishers were missing out on a gap in the market (spoiler alert: results are inconclusive). I've had a fair few people ask me for recommendations from my reading list, so I thought I'd post about it here.