Anniversary of Acclaimed Scifi Movie and Here's the Short Story that Birthed It

Kate says... "One of the most complex and visually interesting science-fiction movies." Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Total Recall by reading the 50-year-old short story it's based on. Robo taxis greet you as "sir or madam, as the case may be," there're assassins on Mars, and mind-manipulation we can only dream of (in our nightmares.) …

Chilly night? Wrap yourself in the universe

Kate says... Sometimes cool stuff is a warm blanket. As winter nights get too cold for star gazing outside, how about a blanket of constellations that glow in the dark? Gotta get the black one, don't you think? I know, the cat hair will show, but that's a small price to pay. Maybe you just …

Time Travel Scrambles Your Brain But Not Your Heart – Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Kate says... Time travel is endlessly fascinating, and since it's impossible (except for the usual sort of moving forward we all do each day) every story gets to make up its own rules. Here, it scrambles your brain, sucks away your memories, and gives you terrible headaches - unless you have futuristic meds. But Kin …

Don't Miss These Scifi Stories – Kate's 3 Best Surprises in 2019

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Kate says... Science fiction at its best is unexpected. Here are three picks from books I recommended in 2019 that surprised me, without explosions. Even over a busy holiday season, you have time to read these books. They give you something to think about and something to share with your friends. Martian Timeslip is scifi …

For a geek guy who's oh-so subtle

Kate says... I ran across this Pi Tie. It proves geeks are classy too. Just think, most people will never realize what it means, but then, someone's eyes will light up. That's your soul mate. Too bad my soul mate totally avoids ties and tight collars. You'll find this Pi Tie on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2Yi9ieC

On Saturn’s deadly moon, Kin should be your greatest ally, not your greatest threat – Titan by Kate Rauner

Scifi book covers Titan by Kate Rauner

When the holidays arrive, do you shop on-line or stand in-line? Books make great gifts. Give hours of reading pleasure with nothing to wrap and let Amazon handle the shipping. Kate says... Try my award winning story. Fynn becomes a reluctant rebel leader in this sequel to the award-winning book, Titan. Can he keep his …

Here Comes The Season For Reading – Curl Up With a Colony on Mars

science fiction ebooks Colony on Mars series by Kate Rauner

Do you shop on-line or stand in lines? Don't waste time when you and your friends could be reading. Kate says... join me on Mars. Start your journey in a near-future colony and read on through generations. “The technology was believable, but the people were real.” JSClark7 “Good mix of ultra-realistic science and technology with …

You Are Part of This Story – To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

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Kate says... I love finding something different. "If you read nothing else we've sent home, please at least read this." Thus begins the message that you, a future resident of Earth, receive. The astronauts who sent the message have something important to show you. Descriptions make this book. With Ariadne O’Neill and her three crewmates, …

Time for a Space Adventure – Entanglement by Gerald M. Kilby

Science fiction book cover - Entanglement by Gerald M. Kilby

Kate says... Everything you expect from a space story is here. But this book is special. These battles, whether ships in space or hand-to-hand, feel real, with a bit of speculative quantum physics. On a long, lonely mission surveying the asteroid belt, Commander Scott McNabb and his crew find an enigmatic quantum device. The salvage …

Could You Save Great Britain from Paranormal Monsters? After Losing Your Memories? The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Fantasy book cover, The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

Kate says... What a great opening: Dear You, The body you are wearing used to be mine... Sincerely, Me Myfanwy stands alone in a park, in the rain, beaten and bruised. Not exactly alone, because she's surrounded by fresh corpses. The only clue to her identity is a letter in her pocket. That's a Welsh …