I missed posting last week, so the books read reflect two weeks' worth of books.
Books Read (click on titles for review):
The Masks of Time by Robert Silverberg
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Future Crime: Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come by Cynthia Manson & Charles Ardai (eds)
Proust & The Squid: The Story & Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
Murder & Magic by Randall Garrett
The Black Seven by Carol Kendall
The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells: Mr. Cavor's delightful invention resisted gravity. Imagine it covering a large sphere - and in that sphere two daring travelers, their luggage, food, water ... and an ingenious method for steering straight to the moon! First published in 1901, it describes this thrilling voyage and a moon of his own splendid imagination. It is a beautiful land, alive with vegetation. There are mooncalves on it, and then, as his intrepid explorers push on, even stranger creatures who threaten and terrify them and fill their days with adventure...
Science and later fiction have given us perhaps more realistic views of the moon than Wells was in a position to at the turn of the century. But THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON remains an engaging fantasy - by one of the most colorful and prophetic talents in literature.
Books that spark my interest:
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The Future on Ice by Orson Scott Card (ed)
The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom
Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
[You will notice I'm still focused on science fiction titles...I'm in the midst of the Science Fiction Experience "challenge" sponsored by Carl V. SF will be the main item on the menu until the end of February.]