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Attention All Challengers! here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: The Letter O

It's A-Z Wednesday! Hosted by Reading at the Beach. To join in, here's all you have to do.

*Go to your stack of books and find an author whose first or last name starts with the letter of the week.

1~ a photo of the book
2~ title & synopsis
3~ a link (amazon, barnes & noble, etc)
4~ go back to Reading at the Beach and link up your post

This week the letter is "O"

The Future on Fire by Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN-10: 0812511833
ISBN--13: 978-0812511833
Category: Science Fiction, Short Stories (and for some reason, according to Amazon: YA)

Description from Amazon: A provocative collection, edited by one of science fiction's best-known names. Of particular interest are several stories from the cyberpunk school, as well as Pat Murphy's Nebula award winning "Rachel in Love" and Ursula LeGuin's wonderful "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight?"

The review from the School Library Journal calls this YA. And says "Unfortunately Card takes the opportunity afforded by the introductions to the stories to lecture mercilessly. The quality of the entries, however, makes it worth overlooking this flaw, as YAs will quickly discover how to skip the 'boring parts.'" My rebuttal: YAs who are interested enough in science fiction ought to be intelligent and curious enough to WANT to read the introductions by a master of the field. My recollection of the book (it's been a while since I read it) is that his introductions are informative (as they are meant to be) and well worth the time spent. The stories are fabulous too.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound interesting, Bev...thanks for visiting my blog.

fredamans said...

Not my usual genre but the hubby would like it.