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]