Tag Archives: Andre Norton

My Top Ten SF Spaceships

My Top Ten SF Spaceships Let’s make this clear, no mention of SF is complete without Frank Herbert’s majestic Dune. Right that’s sorted. Let’s begin. 1) EE ‘Doc’ Smith: Skylark –

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Billion Year Spree – further thoughts

Just finished The Neried. About myths, legends and homelessness; set in Blackpool. My next piece is proper SF Core. Set in the core of the Milky Way, in the Galactic Bar. Explores the issues of lots of aliens living together … Continue reading

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Women Writers of SF and Fantasy

At the very outset, Naomi Alderman in the Guardian makes the case for Mary Shelley and Margaret Atwood to be considered Science Fiction writers in  Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future. Would Mary Shelley have recognised Science Fiction? … Continue reading

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Andre Norton – Forerunner Factor

While my PC was down I picked up an unread pb at random: The Forerunner Factor: Andre Norton Baen Books (trade pb) ISBN 978-1-4516-3808-0 purchased 05/05/12 from Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester. Forerunner Factor was originally published as two books ¹. These … Continue reading

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The P’Nong

Six months ago I was sat in my car, waiting for a meeting to end. I had my lap-top with me and had an hour to kill. I was also testing Tree Sheets and I needed something straightforward to test it on; … Continue reading

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Fantasy Review (& poem: Enchanted Forest)

Poetry Time again. This Tuesday gone, Hasiwriters got the nod that the library was running a competition on the theme of Enchanted Forest. At the time we were chatting about world building but we decided to turn things around and … Continue reading

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Patrick Moore’s Invader from Space

My first SF book was Patrick Moore’s Invader from Space. I won it as a prize in Junior School as my grades were good. However, at the time I had no great enthusiasm for it. In previous years I’d come … Continue reading

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