Fantastic Planets #35 – Fantastic Planet/La Planete Sauvage (1973)

This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They’ll watch the movies, read Brode’s take, and tell you – point blank – how they feel about all of it. #35 on Douglas Brode's list of … Continue reading Fantastic Planets #35 – Fantastic Planet/La Planete Sauvage (1973)

The Twelve – Book 2 in The Passage Trilogy

In anticipation of the final book in Justin Cronin's The Passage trilogy, The City of Mirrors (May 24th), bookseller Sarah H. revisits the first two bestselling books. The Twelve is an entirely different sort of book than The Passage. The Passage is part origin story, part post-apocalypse adventure thriller. Even though it is referenced as … Continue reading The Twelve – Book 2 in The Passage Trilogy

Fantastic Planets #52: Man of Steel

This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They’ll watch the movies, read Brode’s take, and tell you – point blank – how they feel about all of it. The following review has been written … Continue reading Fantastic Planets #52: Man of Steel

Fantastic Planets #56 – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They’ll watch the movies, read Brode’s take, and tell you – point blank – how they feel about all of it. #56 in Douglas Brode's Fantastic Planets, … Continue reading Fantastic Planets #56 – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Booksellers On Fantastic Planets: The Saga Begins

This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They'll watch the movies, read Brode's take, and tell you - point blank - how they feel about all of it. Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost … Continue reading Booksellers On Fantastic Planets: The Saga Begins

Austin Events for the Literati – October

Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy.  One Page Salon @ The Whip In Tuesday Oct 6th at … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – October

Required Reading Revisited Book Club – October

In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by  Betty Smith Our September required reading book was Betty Smith's 1943 debut novel about an aspirational … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – October