New to the blog? A short definition of speculative fiction:Speculative fiction is an umbrella term that covers spectacular and imaginative fiction such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, slipstream, superheroes, alternate history, post-apocalyptic, and apocalyptic.
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A semi-current list of what I’m reading:
The Demi-Monde: Winter - Rod Rees
Empire State - Adam Christopher
Forgiven - Jana Oliver
Miscellaneous short stories and novellas
Monthly Archives: December 2010
Day Twenty-two: Favorite ending/climax I don’t think I have one. I mean, stared at this prompt, and thought “Huh. I don’t know.” And I don’t. I like the ending of Craig Shaw Gardner’s Cineverse Cycle, and I like the ending … Continue reading
Day Twenty-one – Favorite fictional romantic relationship Anne Shirley and Gilberty Blythe. I’m sure at this point, this isn’t surprising. I’ve mentioned how much Anne of Green Gables shaped my childhood, right?
The cultural history of the vampires is rich without being overly detailed. You get hints of individual and shared history without long digressions that weigh the story down; it’s exactly the right amount to give the characters some depth and make this secret society feel real. Continue reading
Day Twenty – Favorite kiss or love scene My newish fondness for paranormal romances aside, I don’t usually pay all that much attention to, or even look for, romance and such in the novels I read. If it’s there and … Continue reading
Day Nineteen – Best ensemble of characters in a book I have three choices. Surprise, surprise. They are, in order: The Nine of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: Aragorn, Frodo, Legolas, Gimli, Merry, Pippin, Boromir, Sam, Gandalf The companions … Continue reading
Day Eighteen – Favorite book cover Isn’t it gorgeous?
Day Seventeen – Favorite trilogy or tetralogy I have to choose? I veto this insane need to make me choose only one! This isn’t Highlander. So. Two: The Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy” by Douglas Adams. Five novels and a novella or not, … Continue reading
Day Sixteen – Your guilty pleasure book Until recently, any smutty/romance novel I was reading would’ve fallen under this heading. However, nowadays I’m embracing my love for paranormal romances, so I can’t say that I have a guilty pleasure book. … Continue reading
Day Fifteen – Favorite female character As ever, I have problems picking just one. So, here’s three: Polgara the Sorceress (The Belgariad & Mallorean series) Nynaeve al’Meara (The Wheel of Time series) Shug Avery (The Color Purple) With honorable mention … Continue reading
Day Fourteen – Favorite male character I can’t pick just one. Ack. Soooo, a short list: Raistlin Majere (DragonLance Chronicles, and other DL novels) Acheron Parthenopaeus (Dark Hunters series) Yossarian (Catch-22) Frankenstein’s monster (Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus)