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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
A Deepness in the Sky

redqueen42, July 19, 2007

A Deepness in the Sky is another great read from the mighty Vernor Vinge. This one is hard to put down. It tells the story of two very disparate societies that are forced to live, work, and play together deep in the middle of nowhere for their very survival. Could you work hand-in-hand with people you despise? The story gets much juicier when the traders learn who lives on the planet circling the slumbering star. I won't give anything away, but the ending can't be missed!
A Deepness in the Sky is a quasi-sequel to Fire on the Deep, but they really just share one character in common, so it can stand alone.
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Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton
Pandora's Star

redqueen42, July 18, 2007

You won't need a whole chair when you sit down to read Pandora's Star, because you will be on the edge of your seat from start to finish! Like Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy, the book features dashing space captains, ominous aliens, eccentric geniuses, and intersolar terrorists. The action is nonstop as the narration jumps from solar system to solar system across the universe. What was released from Pandora's Star? Who is the Starflyer? And will the human race be able to muster up a few heros to save itself? A must-read for fans of both action and brainy space opera.
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Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Rainbows End

redqueen42, July 17, 2007

Vernor Vinge's latest will knock your socks off! Rainbow's End is a thrilling action-filled story of young folks and old folks uniting and using technology to combat world domination. Very cool virtual reality technology is wielded by all in the fight to save all the books on the planet. A must read!
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Tatja Grimm's World by Vernor Vinge
Tatja Grimm's World

redqueen42, July 16, 2007

A really fun read! Tatja Grimm's World is an exciting, action-packed yet cerebral novel. In this early Vinge story you can see the early description of the ideas about evolving culture and society that he brings to full fruition in "Fire on the Deep" and "A Deepness in the Sky." A great introduction to the genius that is Vernor Vinge. All readers will enjoy the story of Tatja Grimm, a smart and powerful young woman, coming of age and realizing her destiny to change the world.
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Gormenghast Novels: Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast Novels: Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone

redqueen42, July 13, 2007

Gormenghast is an amazing, awe-inspiring trilogy about a boy who would be king. The way Mervyn Peake lights up his passages with such rich description will blow you away. This series is great for fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Smaller in scope but much vaster in detail than Tolkien's series, Gormenghast tells the story of Titus Groan, the boy who would be Earl of Gormenghast castle. The series features a stunning array of eccentric characters living in a giant mouldering castle in the middle of nowhere. It's a must read. Titus Groan will linger in your mind for a long time.
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