Genre Archive : sff

(Genres are usual for categorising stuff but apart from that they mean very little to me, so you might not agree with what I have listed where)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
It really can be hard to separate the fantasy from the sci-fi, I mean to many Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series is fantasy cause it has dragons. But they are genetically altered aliens of the future, so that makes them sci-fi, right?
It’s easy to lump them all together

Shadows
Shadows by Robin McKinley

Read a sample Shadows is set in an alternate world, one where the Newworld has eradicated all magic, and the […]

Rosemary and Rue
Rosemary and rue - Seanan McGuire

An October Daye novel #1 Reread in May 2014, also for this year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. And it […]

Triptych
Triptych by J. M. Frey

When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was […]

The Owl Service
The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s […]

Fates : I bring the fire part 4
Fates by C Gockel

I’m going to say very little about the plot of this book. It is, after all, book four in a […]

Monsters : I bring the fire part 2
Monsters by c. Gockel

I bring the fire Part 21 This book follows on straight from book one, so if you haven’t read that […]

I bring the fire part 1 : Wolves
I bring the fire : Wolves by C. Gockel

Amy Lewis is travelling home with her little mongrel dog, Fenrir, when she narrowly misses a deer, and flips her […]

Kindred
Kindred by Octavia Butler

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four […]

Some kind of fairy tale
Some Kind of fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at […]

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the […]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park […]

Moth and Spark
Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard

Prince Corin has been chosen. He doesn’t remember, but the dragons have chosen him to free them, until he is […]