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  1. Kevin

    Music Songs about specific Movie/TV/Book characters

    Let's have some fun, what songs can you think of that are about specific movie/TV/book characters? I'll start with a relatively recent song about a possibly depressed Superman. Five for Fighting - Superman
  2. S

    What is this book called?

    I don’t hold out much hope for this but worth a shot…. I read a Sci-Fi book in my youth (1980s) and always wanted to re-read it but I can’t remember the name of the book. The story was about a planet (earth?) being attacked by a race who had superior ships. Before they were wiped out or...
  3. Anthony G Williams

    Fantasy Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold is best known for her long-running Miles Vorkosigan series, but she has occasionally written different kinds of novels, including in the classic fantasy genre. One of these is The Curse of Chalion, first published in 2001 and...
  4. Anthony G Williams

    Fantasy Swordspoint, and The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner

    Swordspoint, and The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner Swordspoint(subtitled a Melodrama of Mannersand published in 1987) is one of those books which I read not long after it came out, and enjoyed enough to hang on to my copy ever since. This also prompted me to buy the sequel, The...
  5. Tom

    Sci-Fi H P Lovecraft short story 'The Colour Out of Space'

    "The Colour Out of Space" is a science fiction/horror short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft, written in March 1927. In the tale, an unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the "blasted heath" in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. The...
  6. Anthony G Williams

    Of Tangible Ghosts, and The Ghost of the Revelator, by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

    Of Tangible Ghosts, and The Ghost of the Revelator, by L.E. Modesitt Jr. A couple of posts ago I wrote about Solar Express, by L.E. Modesitt Jnr., and mentioned that I have Of Tangible Ghosts and The Ghost of the Revelator by this author, but could recall nothing about them. I have now read...
  7. A

    Sci-Fi The Hive: The Matriarch Saved

    Hi everyone! Would love if you guys check out my new book "The Hive: The Matriarch Saved" Here's a short summary: When Earth is invaded, Evonne witnesses her family’s deaths and wakes up imprisoned in a room with other women of childbearing age. They undergo torturous experiments before...
  8. julirew

    New Dark Fantasy: Strange Beasties

    Third Flatiron's Fall anthology, "Strange Beasties," features 18 stories by international authors who share their fiendish creations, with tales ranging from supernatural monsters, dysfunctional families, inimical alien powers, and creatures of the id. Available now on Amazon.
  9. Kevin

    Mobile e-Readers: Dedicated, Tablet, or Phone?

    It's the 21st Century -- what is your e-reader device preferred choice? I still prefer actual physical books but I'm falling behind the times and it'd be nice to take advantage of stuff like Amazon Prime's "free" Kindle books. My wife already has her Kindle but I haven't picked up anything...
  10. M

    Need help with my A-Z book?

    I've been on this forum a lot lately, asking about future ideas for my sci-fi civilization. I was planning on making a RPG type game, but it isn't coming together so well, so I'm putting it on ice for now. Instead, I want to make a A-Z book of futuristic inventions. One invention for each letter...
  11. Anthony G Williams

    Sci-Fi Solar Express, by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

    Solar Express, by L. E. Modesitt Jr. I was familiar with Modesitt's name, but couldn't offhand recall reading any of his books. Calling up his bibliography on the web, I was frankly staggered by his output: 73 novels to date, published between 1985 and 2015 (that's an average of one novel every...
  12. Darren Dash

    An Other Place

    Hi, my name's Darren Dash, and this is a naked plug for my new(ish) book -- sorry!! The book in question, An Other Place, is on sale as either a (pretty pricey) paperback or (very reasonably priced) ebook. It's been generating a lot of interest among the sci-fi community, which pleasantly...
  13. Morbid

    Help finidng a book

    So perhaps this will spark some one's memory and can provide a book title. When I was younger, in middle school or so, I read a book that was way over my head and I wanted to reread it. Problem is, I can't remember the name of the dern book. All I know is it centered around someone (maybe...
  14. Anthony G Williams

    Brass Man, Polity Agent, and Line War, by Neal Asher

    Brass Man, Polity Agent, and Line War, by Neal Asher These are the third, fourth and fifth (and evidently last) books in the author's Agent Cormac series to be reviewed on this blog (Gridlinked and The Line of Polity being the other two) although the chronology of Asher's novels is more complex...
  15. Spacekat Tommy

    Ender's Game

    Ender's Game was the reason i started reading sci-fi. Everything introduced to me at school via english class was complete garbage and boring in my eyes(minus 1984, love that book), and one day in class, for some strange reason, i "forgot" to bring 'Animal farm' to school.. i hated the book.. no...
  16. B

    Top 10 Science Fiction Books of 2017

    Hey guys, I recently created a list of the top 10 science fiction books of 2017. If you are looking for your next best reading adventure, then go here to view the list: 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017 - Pinnacle Publishers Sneak peek of what's on the list: 1. Thrawn – Timothy Zahn 2...
  17. julirew

    Sci-Fi Vonnegut tribute: Cat's Breakfast anthology

    Third Flatiron invites you to check out its Summer anthology of scifi/fantasy/satire short stories, dedicated to the work and inspiration of Kurt Vonnegut. "Cat's Breakfast" features 30 stories by an international group of authors. It's described at...
  18. S

    My Sci Fi Novel (Alien Invasion)

    Hey all, here is Chapter 1 to my sci fi novel. Its $1.28 / 99p on kindle. It’s called The Day Trip and is book one of four. Special thanks to my publisher Black Rose Writing. Hope you enjoy the pace. Amazon link at bottom. Chapter 1 A green, five-foot- six tall Armazoid named Gremlon...
  19. Anthony G Williams

    Odyssey, and Cauldron, by Jack McDevitt

    Odyssey, and Cauldron, by Jack McDevitt Odyssey, and Cauldron, by Jack McDevitt Odyssey and Cauldron are the fifth and sixth books in the author's Academy series, following on from Omega. This effectively ends the main sequence of this series, although there is a 2013 prequel, Starhawk...
  20. Erik Martin Willen

    Sci-Fi Section Twenty-One (Nastragull Book 4)

    Hi Guys, My fourth book in the Nastragull series is out and I think you will like it. The war that will change everything is about to begin… When a failed rescue attempt kills three of the Vixens, it sends Alec von Hornet and his friends on a vengeful rampage. With the Third Universal War...