Science Fiction Friday: Winter Is… Here?

By Richard C. 

Even with summer waning, winter is coming has become a popular phrase, what with the ice-cold specter of death and desolation hovering over the latest installments of A SoIaF. Eagerly awaiting the release of Winds of Winter, know that the coldest season has long snowed up the pages of sci/fi, pages buried deeply in ice ages and harsh glacial landscapes, where the stark realities of winter are made utterly manifest on the struggling. I love struggle in sci/fi, and while winter may be merely coming for some, winter is here at your frozen fingertips below:

1) Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton. Just as an spreading ice age storms the edges of Villjamur, so too the swarms of refugees desperately circle the ancient city walls. Jamur Rika is now queen of Villjamur, and with a nonhuman ally she seeks to steer her kingdom through threats both within and coming fast from far beyond. I’m a sucker for setting in sci/fi, and had to keep my coffee close reading this one so my hands wouldn’t freeze. Continue reading “Science Fiction Friday: Winter Is… Here?”

Science Fiction Fridays: What is Other Realms Reading?

Click here to view Throne at Crescent Moon in the SPL catalog  Click here to view Redshirts in the SPL catalog  Click here to view Robopocalypse in the SPL catalog  Click here to view Nexus in the SPL catalog  Click here to view The Blade Itself in the SPL catalog

If you want to join a science fiction and fantasy book group or just read along, here is a list of what the Central Library’s Other Realms book group will be reading in 2014: Continue reading “Science Fiction Fridays: What is Other Realms Reading?”