November Reads & Books I Want

I seem to have ended up having a number of books on the go at the moment. Somehow this seems to accidentally happen to me every now and again. I start one, and then another book catches my eye partway through, or that book I really wanted finally arrived in the mail after weeks of waiting. And there are also lots of books I am looking forward to at the moment so I thought I would share with you guys what I’m reading and what books I’m looking forward to most in the coming year. Continue reading “November Reads & Books I Want”

Top 5 Antiheroes in SF & F

Antiheroes in books are interesting, especially in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Characters can already be hard to relate to when they are shaped by a different environment/world yet alone when they are mentally screwed up or morally flawed as well. They will make decisions that seem stupid and do things you would never dream of, which can be frustrating or even offensive for a reader. Anti-heroes can be defined as “An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, or morality.” (Wikipedia).

People will outright hate antiheroes in some books, so much so that they will put the book down and never pick it up again. Continue reading “Top 5 Antiheroes in SF & F”

Can Science Fiction be cool?

Today Mr NW shows that Science Fiction can be cool (because Mrs NW has her doubts).

I know what you’re thinking – in what universe is Science Fiction actually cool? Isn’t it just green aliens, lasers and pew pew spaceships? Well… okay, some of it is that (and it’s pretty legit too). My point here is that the very best Science Fiction can be so much more. Continue reading “Can Science Fiction be cool?”