Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Science Fiction!

Summer is a great time for some Science Fiction reading, don't you think?

These are some of the books I've read or am reading for a summer course (20th Century Science Fiction). I've always been a lover of the Science Fiction genre, but it's nice to have a very specific slice to be reading and studying (we're also [re]reading Ender's Game and Fahrenheit 451, but I didn't feel like taking a picture of my old ratty copies). It's also interesting to compare the mostly American stories to some late 1960's Russian Science Fiction that I read last month (June was also my "read as much by Nabokov as I could" month).

And now, in regards to the Steampunk edge of Sciencey Fiction...
Hacker got me the set of the first 9 volumes in the Girl Genius series for my birthday!
(isn't it glorious?)
We've been reading through them together at night. It's a great series - I highly recommend it. I'll probably be heading to my friendly semi-local comic shop to pick up the recently-released Volume 10 sometime in the foreseeable future.

How about you - are you doing some serious (or not so serious) summer reading?

[ETA: if the whole Steampunk thing intrigues you [and you're into cosplay, sewing, and/or dressing - howdoyousay - uniquely]... check out this video by the Threadbanger crew]


  1. I'm very slowly (for me) picking through Chesterton's Man Who Knew Too Much. It's hard to read on a cell phone. After that, I have in mind to pick up some Connie Willis.

    My reading tends to run in fits and spurts. A few months with none at all, and then 400pp/day for weeks at a time.

  2. Hm, I'm not sure I would even be able to read an entire book on a cell phone... you are to be commended! I've read The Man Who Was Thursday and some Father Brown mysteries, but need to read more Chesterton.

    Haven't heard too much about Connie Willis before (woman SF writer?), but I am intrigued...