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Light in August
Light in August by William Faulkner

Lena Grove is looking for her man. The father of her unborn child. He told her that he’d go ahead, […]

The country of the blind
The Country of the blind - H. G. Wells

Read online Long long ago, in a valley in the Andes, a group of settles were cut off from the […]

Wool series, 2 – 5
Wool 3

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. As I mentioned in my […]

Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Book 3 in the Uglies series. Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & the 2012Science Fiction Experience. […]

Zoo City
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. Zinzi December finds lost things. […]

Singled out

Full title: Singled Out: How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men After the First World War ISBN: 9780670915644 In […]

Tooth and claw
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

Bon Agornin has led a successful life in many ways. He has improved his status, and his elder children are well on their way in life. But his three youngest need additional help. The two younger daughters need dowries if they are to marry well, and his youngest son needs in the city. And so Bon Agornin has decided that his wealth is to go to them, with the rest of his family merely taking a token, for remembrance and tradition. And by his wealth he means his treasure and his body, for in dragon society it is practice to eat the dead. But his son-in-law does not agree, believing that Bon Agornin meant only his gold. He and his family take much much more of the dead dragon’s body than one token bite.

Eyes for teeth waving over me

Not to bring you down from your holiday cheer, but today marks a year since the Indian Ocean earthquake, and […]

The beauty of it smote his heart

I haven’t commented at all on Hurricane Katrina. I guess part of the reason is a sort of disbelief. Not that the weather can be that destructive, but that it happened in the US. The idea that an entire American city could be destroyed is almost unbelievable. We are sort of used to it in less developed countries, but, somehow you kind of figure that the world’s only superpower would be able to deal with anything.

Another lesson that we don’t take nature all that seriously.


If you’ve seen any trailers for this film you might be tempted to think of it as this year’s Crouching […]