Majipoor Chronicles by Robert Silverberg

Silverberg, Robert. (1982). Majipoor Chronicles. Arbor House; New York.  This was the lovely little book that I picked up, purely out of curiosity, in the Little Lending Library along Margaret Street in Waterloo. And how glad I am that I happened to select it! It is a fun collection of short stories detailing the history of…

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Wells, Herbert George. (1898, 2013).The War of the Worlds. Wilder Publications; United States.  This tale, one of the most commented-on works in the world of science fiction, takes place in what readers typically imagine to be a safe, relaxed setting – Surrey, Essex, and London – with an unnamed protagonist and his brother (Wikipedia article)….

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury, Ray. (1950). The Martian Chronicles. Bantam Books; Toronto. For the curious and creative reader, this Ray Bradbury novel is a loosely episodic collection of short stories woven together with vignettes; as such, it allows the reader to interpose their own conclusions onto the plot line (Wikipedia article).  The stories describe the colonization of Mars,…

Rusalka by C. J. Cherryh

Cherryh, C.J. (1989). Rusalka. Ballantine Books; New York. As a young adult, I devoured the tales of the brilliant and consummately skilled science fiction writer C.J. Cherryh. The first of her books that I enjoyed was Rider at the Gate, and the memory of it still leaves me with chills of mystery, magic, and adventure….