Items tagged "sci fi"

Afrofuturism and Beyond!

I stumbled across this excellent collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction a few years ago. The title and the idea of a collection that was purposefully made in terms of writers of color taking on the themes, tropes, and issues of these genres was really interesting to me. What I found equally interesting were […]

Wrinkle, Wind, Planet

When I saw the trailer for the Wrinkle in Time movie, I was immediately hooked to the story.  A Wrinkle in Time was my first taste of Madeleine L’Engle’s writing and it was magical to say the least. She has a way of portraying her characters and their situations in such creative ways that it reads […]

Lovecraft!

I find that readers either like HP Lovecraft or hate him, or have never heard of him before.  Not many are ambivalent.  The man wrote wonderfully creepy and demented books, and he wrote what he lived.  That is not to say that monsters and Cthulhu are real by any stretch of the imagination. They are […]

Sci Fi for Dummies

Many of my friends are science fiction geeks, so when our discussions inevitably drift towards the genre—one I’ve never actually read—my inferiority complex rears its head. Luckily, said friends are more than eager to suggest some introductory titles: The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin DB 8140 A brilliant but naive physicist attempts to open interplanetary […]