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June Journeying: in Anticipation

02 Jun

New month, new reading theme.
This month I’m venturing into new worlds and ideas with Sci-Fi and Fantasy. I know I shouldn’t really combine the two, but I don’t think I could manage a whole month of Fantasy alone.
I’ve collected a mixture of styles and subjects; eagle-eyed viewers might recognise a couple of titles from last year’s theme; I really will finish Under The Dome and The Passage this time.
Most of these titles are from our over-stuffed shelves, but a satisfying, more experimental selection are from our local library.
Oh, and there’s some Doctor Who sneaked in too…

So, what should I read first? What’ve I missed out? What can I expect?

June's sci-fi/fantasy pile of anticipation

June’s sci-fi/fantasy pile of anticipation

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Posted by on 02/06/2013 in Reading Themes, Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “June Journeying: in Anticipation

  1. pippo1524

    02/06/2013 at 7:25 pm

    Is Wuthering Heights there as a spot the odd one out or have I utterly missed the point of that book? Looks like a great pile- I love The Passage and can’t wait to read The Twelve!

     
    • BookWormMum

      02/06/2013 at 10:02 pm

      Well spotted; it’s actually my Kindle cover, behind which lie more sci-fi delights: mainly classic titles (HG Wells, Mary Shelly’s The Last Man, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars series, oh, and the wonderful Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

       
  2. Gillie

    26/06/2013 at 12:41 pm

    It’s a bit late for suggestions now, but I have just gone through a dystopian phase (one of my favorite genres). If you fancy morphing from sci fi to dystopia and apolcalyptic can I recommend:

    Margaret Attwood – Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, book 3 MaddAdam comes out in the summer
    Pat Frank – Alas Babylon
    Stephen Baxter – Flood, Ark
    William Fortschen – One Second After
    Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth
    Ken Macleod – Intrusion
    Adrian Barnes – Nod
    Jane Rogers – The Testament of Jessie Lamb
    George R Stewart – Earth Abides
    Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven – Lucifer’s Hammer
    Walter M Miller – A Canticle for Leibowitz
    Robert R McCammon – Swan Song
    Naomi Wood – The Godless Boys

    …. I could go on 🙂

     

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