At last, a post that actually relates to the fantasy and science fiction theme of my blog! I picked up this book a short time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's fantasy-meets-steam-punk with free diving, surreal visions of a dream-world, child warriors who channel demons before going into battle, magicians who feed off their own … Continue reading Review: The Goddess Project by Bryan Wigmore
The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges, trans. Into English by Norman Thomas di Giovanni. Detail of a manticore, available at The Public Domain Review This is a curious book. First, it is a non-fiction account of entirely fictional subjects. How do librarians and marketers even begin to deal with that? I mean, … Continue reading When does fiction become non-fiction? When it’s by Borges.
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Alien Intelligence by Peter Godfrey-Smith Okay, this is non-fiction so, once again, I’m doing an excellent job of targeting my audience. That said, give this book a chance! As Godfrey-Smith himself says, the octopus presents us with the closest thing to truly alien intelligence that we’ve ever … Continue reading Review of Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Alien Intelligence