OCT 2020 | ISSUE 11
New Reads for You: Science Fiction
This week, we’re doing some serious investigative work into the latest in science fiction. From the three-body problem to fairy tales and fables to time travel, Lirra has once again scoured the mysteries of our libraries to bring you these great reads. Enjoy! 😊
Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal that styles itself the Frontiers of Science. During the course of his investigation, Wang is inducted into a mysterious online game that immerses him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.
A selection of some of the best science fiction from continental Europe. Included are stories by Stanislaw Lem (Poland), Vsevolod Ivanov (Russia), Eurocon-award winner Adrian Rogoz (Romania), Herbert W. Franke (Germany), Wolfgang Jeschke (Germany), Gerard Klein (France) and others.
Against a backdrop of financial and political instability, widespread homelessness, and the reformation of public institutions, numerous gifted writers responded to the need for hope among the common people by creating fairy tales and fables that offered a new and critical vision of social conditions.
In this volume, the first topic – first contact – is reflected on the literary level with his short stories “The Bookshop” and “The Puzzle”. Two shorter essays on the second topic – time travel in SF literature – introduce, amongst others, the well-known and fascinating mosaic novel Time Gifts.
We’re launching some Spooktober giveaways!
It’s pretty simple. Solve our Spooktober riddle for a chance to win ‘The Only Good Indians’ by Stephen Graham Jones. 😎
NPR describes Stephen Graham Jones as ‘one of the best writers working today regardless of genre, and this gritty, heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet’. His USA Today best-seller, The Only Good Indians, follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives.
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