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Here's how to travel around our site. Scroll down Blog Posts to read all our recommendations with links to GET THE BOOKS. Or, select a category from the menu: Scifi For You, Fantasy For You, or Cool Stuff.  We introduce ourselves on Home, and you'll find Kate's and EJ's special recommendations on our individual pages, …

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.) …

Martinis with The Devil By A. A. Chamberlynn

E J says… Zyan Star was turned 200 years ago into an immortal soul thief in Ireland. These days she lives in a large city in the modern world where supernatural beings have come out into the open, causing political problems. The frictions are getting so bad that heaven’s own representative on earth has to …

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

E J says… This book is a book sure to be liked by those interested in archaic  geo-political affairs with particular reference to monarchies. The mythical, historic setting features six duchies united under one king plagued by vicious sea raiders. The story is told through the eyes of the bastard son of the crown prince. …

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 …

From the swamps of Louisiana -Hell’s Belle by Marie Castle

E J says... What will they they think of next? The protagonist is half demon and half witch. How does that work? She can use fire as well as cast spells. And the story is dark, hellishly so. But what distinguishes this book is the Southern setting and the distinctly Southern culture. The demons in …

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 …

What would you do if you fell into a stream of time and emerged centuries in the future? – Destiny Lost by M. D. Cooper

E J says... This story occurs many centuries in the future. Humanity has suffered but survived wars and a strange but understandable change in their technologies. While they have the ability to fly to distant planets within weeks, they have lost many of the technologies they had before. When a fleet of ships suddenly appears …

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 …