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
Tag: science fiction
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
Sarah’s Fall Reading List
Sarah H. is a badass bookseller who takes Texas book slingin' to a whole new level. She currently helms BookPeople's non-stop, party-all-the-time Internet Orders department. When not at work, she can be found researching Austin's deep, dark literary underbelly. Look for her in the Sci Fi section and just about anywhere high caliber, boundary-defying, genre-bending … Continue reading Sarah’s Fall Reading List
Book Review: The Vorrh
The Vorrh by Brian Catling Reviewed by Raul When I had a chance to read The Vorrh by Catling, I jumped on it. I love debut novels because sometimes you come across a book that is just unusual enough to grab you. This was no exception, and the way the author plots the story, you … Continue reading Book Review: The Vorrh
Shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison Reviewed by Ben We all have books we love. There are plenty books that get love and lots of it, from the latest hot bestseller to that timeless classic. With those types, nine times out of ten, even if someone doesn’t love it, they’ve heard of it. … Continue reading Shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Fifth Dimension Books, An Out of this World Book Mobile!
A lot is being said about Austin no longer being the haven of weirdness it has prided itself on for the last several decades. But here at Book People we like to keep apprised of the weirdness situation in our much beloved town. Well, the fine folks over at Fifth Dimension Books are certainly doing their part! Sukyi and … Continue reading Fifth Dimension Books, An Out of this World Book Mobile!
THE PERIPHERAL: Elegant & Imaginative
The Peripheral by William Gibson Reviewed by Sarah H. William Gibson's work has never been easy. While his narratives are completely accessible, their concepts often reach into territory that is not widely understood. As popular as he is among the sci fi community, his stories are decidedly not mainstream. He works in subcultures, his main characters frequently … Continue reading THE PERIPHERAL: Elegant & Imaginative
Just Booked: PATRICK ROTHFUSS – Monday, June 9 at 7PM!
We are thrilled to announce a last minute event with bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss here at BookPeople! Join us Monday, June 9 at 7pm for an evening with the author of Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear as he discusses his work and signs books. Wristbands are required to join the signing … Continue reading Just Booked: PATRICK ROTHFUSS – Monday, June 9 at 7PM!
Teen Thursday: Ellen’s April Teen Reads
~post by Ellen, BookKids Inventory Manager We get customers - teenagers and adults - who need the newest and best teen books because they “have read everything.” I try to keep up with as many of the major new releases as I can, but it’s impossible to read all the new books. Here are five … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Ellen’s April Teen Reads
AFTERPARTY: Truly Mind-Bending Science Fiction
Afterparty by Daryl Gregory Reviewed by Raul Gregory's exhilarating new book, Afterparty, draws you into an engaging story that plays on some powerful themes. The underlying idea of what people seek in religion is exactly what makes this story so powerful. Is God real or just a thought in our heads? Parables highlight the background of the characters and … Continue reading AFTERPARTY: Truly Mind-Bending Science Fiction