Book List, Books, childhood

Boys Read, Too! The Modern List

I started this yesterday, with my musings on the offerings of traditional publishing for teen boys. Middle grade readers (intended for roughly second through sixth grade children) have plenty of titles meant for boys to enjoy – not always starring a boy, but the sort of action and adventure tales that will attract them and… Read More Boys Read, Too! The Modern List

Book List, Books, fantasy, science

Where Science Meets Magic: A Book List

I wrote about blending hard science with fantasy today over at Mad Genius Club, and then, as I usually do, I decided to make up a list of books that do that blend and handle it well. Not necessarily Science Fantasy, which is a genre where the science is so advanced it is indistinguishable from… Read More Where Science Meets Magic: A Book List

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Top 100 Military Science Fiction Books

I realized that although I have made many lists of books, I have never done a list for military science fiction, one of my favorite sub-genres to read. An online friend asked about recommendations, so I did what I usually do, and crowdsourced the list-making. Over 300 comments later… No, not all of them were… Read More Top 100 Military Science Fiction Books

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The Great Big Handy-Dandy MHI Group Book List

So you have read everything Larry Correia ever wrote, and you are jonesing for a good book while he’s working on the next one. Well, if you ask in the Monster Hunter International group, this is the list you will get of authors, books, series, and sundry suggestions. I have cleaned it up very little,… Read More The Great Big Handy-Dandy MHI Group Book List

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18 Hard Science Fiction Books

We determined in discussions at the Mad Genius Club post on Saturday that defining what a ‘hard science’ story is, and isn’t… is nebulous. I’d been told that aliens and faster-than- light travel were off limits for this style of story telling. I was delighted to learn that not everyone feels that way. Beginning on… Read More 18 Hard Science Fiction Books