Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Three Messages and a Warning by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brow

Travel Reads: “Three Messages and a Warning” by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

What makes Mexican tales of the fantastic Mexican? What differentiates them from American, British or even Russian speculative fiction? If you let the ambiance of the stories in Three Messages and a Warning wash over you, you’ll have a pretty good chance of finding out. Specs Title: Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short […]

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Science Fiction and What is that? by Offshoot

Travel Reads: “Science Fiction and What is that?” by Offshoot

Part educational book, part activity book, Science Fiction and What is that? shares information about six well-known science fiction authors. Specs Title: Science Fiction and What is that? Editor: Offshoot Paperback: 104 pages Publisher: Offshoot Series: Glitterati Literati ISBN-10: 9386362309 ISBN-13: 978-9386362308 Available on Amazon in paperback format. Summary of Science Fiction and What is […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk” by Hiroshi Unno

A visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels, with text in both English and Japanese, this book is a fun romp through fantastic illustrations of yesteryear. Stats Title: The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk By Author: Hiroshi Unno Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: PIE International ISBN-10: 4756249752 […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of The Year of the Geek by James Clarke

Travel Reads: “The Year of the Geek” by James Clarke

Part calendar, part encyclopedia, The Year of the Geek presents an infographic look at geek culture day-by-day. Geek culture, as demonstrated in this book, includes science, science fiction, television, comics, manga, anime, film and more. One day you’ll learn about Copernicus, on another Mr. Potato Head. Stats Title: The Year of the Geek: 365 Adventures […]

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space poster

“Killer Klowns From Outer Space” 30th Year Anniversary Celebration

Has it really been 30 years? I remember seeing Killer Klowns from Outer Space when it first came out. I was living in Santa Cruz at the time, where many of the scenes were shot. It was fun to see locations I knew transformed in the film. America’s fascination with this quirky film began on […]

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Carma holding a copy of The Art of Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Steampunk” by Art Donovan

Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction, has become more than just a literary movement and has evolved into an artistic movement, as well. Based on an art exhibit presented by Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science, Art Donovan’s The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the […]

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