Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
Just starting. A favorite author -- but not one I would associate with YA.
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One of the classic SF/F always been meaning to read.
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Hurry before it's gone:
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I've had a fun few days. Internet issues then cell phone issues where couldn't even internet on my phone (went through a new battery, a new phone, another new phone, and now a new phone and a new carrier)).
I'm actually moving into a new house so getting new service from Cox -- a long story with lots of service visits but finally today have wired internet at least and they are crying uncle and bringing a new router for the wifi.
Will catch up with dashboard and my own reading/shelving later.
I love these series of articles despite what they do to the TBR pile.
Lots of new and familiar authors. Most I haven't tried. I think these were when I was a very broke person just starting working for a living without a good book budget.
Ones that wouldn't fit the "big" pictures at top of post:
Love and War - Tonya C. Cook, et. al.
Author of article also mentions (but not sure of works or where to start with them):
I love how article's author puts it:
"For me, that requires the intended audience to include teens, that the genre be science fiction in the narrow sense, that the protagonist be a young adult, and that they get to do something that actually matters in the course of the book."
I think that last is a big part of why some YA books, particularly SF ones, miss the mark with me. I need something to matter, to make me care about the characters or turn the page to see what happens next; something to invest in. Endless angst and who winds up with who and vain things don't cut it for me. And, yes, I realize the Heinleins looking back are problematic -- particularly in gender issues -- but at the time they actually were progressive and did have females doing something other than being queen bee mean girls or underdogs needing rescue, being prizes or objects or worse merely encoujraging admirers.
They tout it as "H.P. Lovecraft’s legacy has been the subject of intense debate. And this book has its finger on the pulse of that discussion."
Yeah, I'm late posting this but once again I did not get my email notice and only spotted it in today's emailed newsletter.
Publisher page for book details is https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765386618
This book ... ah ... wow.
I wish RL would back off and let me read.
*whisper* even Book Shelf BINGO taking a backseat (and I'm the team captain).
Only five? And Mike and Hal not making the cut?
Article also mentions a free online read at https://uncannymagazine.com/article/fandom-for-robots/ :
"Bonus short fiction -
“Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny Magazine) is a fantastic Nebula-nominated story that gets inside the head of a vintage robot called Computron who starts writing fanfic for a TV show because its favourite character (a robot) is handled so badly by all the humans in fandom. A clever, fun piece about the value of #ownvoices perspectives and how robots can be compelling characters to read about even (especially) when they don’t sound remotely like humans. –Tansy"
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