Dining out with the Gas Giants is the third in a wonderful series by Clare O’Beara. I started with the second, loved it, and added the first one last year. I don’t think there’s any problem with that approach. The
28 days, the title for February, went around my brain for a few circuits before I got two strands of inspiration. The suggestions from the WEP team when announcing the prompt covered so many angles it was hard to find
Tourist Trap is a science fiction adventure by Sue Ann Bowling, who was one of my blogging friends in Alaska. I’ve been meaning to read it for a few years now, after reading Homecoming just after Sue Ann died, and
Iceberg B-15 broke away from the Antarctic ice shelf in 2000. It’s been tracked from space ever since, and it’s nearly gone. The wonderful Earthsky.org notified me of the event and I thought you’d be interested. This seemed so wild
Snowglobe – that’s the prompt for this month’s Fiction in Fifty words, originated by Bruce Gargoyle, and now hosted by Rebecca Douglass, the Ninja Librarian. If you don’t already play, pop over to Rebecca’s page to get the prompts for
Austral caught my eye when it came up as a Net-galley ARC. I was delighted to receive a free review copy from the publisher. Antarctica, climate change, geo-engineering, and a thriller – plenty in there to float my boat. I
This non-fiction book is one I got from Net-Galley nearly six months ago to review prior to publication – which is February 1st. I confess when I saw the size of it I was a little daunted, and I should
I’m a little late with this sub-genre mash-up that Chuck Wendig gave us at the beginning of the month. But it took time to leave my Princelings books behind and find some new inspiration. The genres I got from Chuck’s
Helliconia Spring – the first of the Helliconia trilogy by Brian W Aldiss. It came along at a time when I found the books too large and turgid to get into – I don’t know what I read instead, but
Chuck was doing something with Black Friday tweets. I’m doing something with this rat that ran across my path in Venice. Just a little something – about 500 words. The Sinking Ship Rats don’t desert sinking ships. We get off earlier.
We’re here. Zed. Big ZEE. The Z-most post of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge for 2015. And my theme of Natural Phenomena is blown wide open by… Zooniverse If you’ve enjoyed my trip around some fascinating natural
There’s an apocalypse, it’s seriously weird, not to say bizarre, and there’s a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field causing serious disruption, not to say chaos, to civilisation as we know it. An Apocalypse Weird entitled Reversal, then. Not a
A strange thing from Chuck Wendig this week – giving over to someone else who asks for a message from the future to be put somewhere else as part of a project. I haven’t got my head round it yet.