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It's time to make your summer reading list! Esther and Annalee share their must read list of sci-fi books! Plus we talk with celebrated science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about great reading, writing and more.
It's summer, so that means summer reading list! Check out our top picks for can't miss sci-fi !
The summer season conjures up visions of sun drenched tourist resorts and theme parks, but for Annalee and Esther it involves a lot of reading. Here are their recommended Sci-Fi reads for the summer.
- Douglas Adam's - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
- China Mieville's - Embassytown
- Jo Walton's - Farthing
- Vernor Vinge's - A Fire Upon the Deep
Annalee interview's acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson about this latest book, 2312 and his thoughts on writing science fiction.
Eric Rosburough has tasked us with discovering the title a long lost book. All he can tell us is:
"There was this book I read when I was younger in the 90's. There's humans and, in another dimension, a race of beings who are liquid-like. I believe they mate by merging together, and when three merge together they become a solid figure. Humans learned how to communicate with this dimension by something like a particle accelerator. People would send tiny bits of atoms, or some other material, through the dimension rift. Please help me find this book!"
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