Week in Geek, episode 3, recorded 9/7/17. News since last recording , including: good reviews for The Shape of Water and IT; a bad summer at the box office; upcoming NetFlix including The Magic School Bus and Punisher; set photos and casting discussions and whitewashing and live action adaptations (especially Aladdin); and Terry Pratchett’s final manuscripts being steamrolled.
There was a great article on iO9 talking about entry level science fiction and fantasy books. They got a lot of people to give their ideas for great books to introduce someone to science fiction and / or fantasy. I felt bad because there were a lot of books that I had actually never read. At the same time there were a good number that I had read. It was definitely an interesting list of a wide variety of books. The ideas came from authors, publishers, and more, but here are a few books that I think are a great introduction to science fiction and fantasy.
Some of the idea is that science fiction and fantasy can sometimes be so epic and many of the books are such small parts of a larger whole it can be difficult to want to enter in to a potentially large commitment. The books that I think would work well either are single stories or stand on their own enough that they do not further books to get the whole story. Continue reading →