Read On-- Science Fiction
Reading Lists for Every Taste
Read On…Science Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste offers excellent recommendations for everyone interested in the genre, from the newest explorers making their first forays to the most experienced and adventurous readers.
Torres-Roman, a teen librarian and science fiction fan, provides a guide for new and experienced science fiction readers and librarians that lists selected titles in the genre according to primary characteristics that might attract readers: story, character, setting, language, and mood. Books are listed in each category and subtopics within them, with publication information and plot description. For instance, readers can search for books with specific characters like clones, robots, cyborgs, aliens, or superheroes. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Science fiction opens new worlds, new possibilities, and new paradigms of thought to its readers and to society as a whole. It enables us to dream beyond our limitations and explore ways to make those dreams reality. No wonder its fans are legion and its outpouring of titles so copious.
Read On...Science Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste is for new science fiction readers looking for a place to start exploring the genre, as well as for long-time fans who want to delve in deeper. It is also for besieged librarians who need to recommend books to their demanding and deserving patrons, create displays or book lists for their websites, or embark upon a genre study.
This guide covers a broad spectrum of science fiction titles, organizing them by appeal features and then into lists designed to appeal to a variety of reading tastes. Whether a reader wants to explore the final frontier, experience life after a global apocalypse, or is in the mood for an old-school, rockets-and-rayguns adventure, Read On...Science Fiction can recommend just the right titles. The book spans the genre's time stream, including classics like Frankenstein as well as the latest bestsellers. From Golden Age authors to the sociopolitical titles of the New Wave and the latest in the Transhumanist science fiction subgenre, this enjoyable guide offers something for every reader.
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