A Bit of Sci-Fi/Fantasy news

The political spectrum lately is filled with people espousing beliefs — Whatever your creed or position, you’ve got to love Robert Heinlen’s piece on Our Noble, Essential Decency. Since we were just speaking of Heinlen, I thought I’d share this with you. It’s a lovely thing to hear read aloud.(Via Locus Online.) Colleen’s pulling out […]

{a follow-up on that impossibly thin woman in green}

The Queen of Sheba. Conrad Kyeser, Bellifortis. Bohemia, before 1405. Parchment. 140 fols., 320 by 240 mm. Cod. philos. 63, fol. 122r. Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek, Göttingen, Germany. Well, the curator of the Tumblr must have “heard” me, and re-posted the info I was seeking, and my bad-Sci-Fi bud from Maryland made sure I knew – […]

The Summer Blog Blast Tour: The Fabulous LaFevers

Welcome to the 2008 Summer Blog Blast Tour at Finding Wonderland! We were awfully taken with Cybils Sci-Fi/Fantasy Nominee Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. It’s a novel with mystery, magic, adventure, sinister villains, cool Egyptian artifacts, a moody Victorian London setting, cool cover art and—perhaps most important—an inquisitive and indomitable heroine. Theodosia Throckmorton is […]

Booknerdom, Sentient Cars and Other Oddlings

While the Significant Other is narrowing down his PhD project topics, he’s started talking with people in the Humanities Advanced Technology And Information Institute at the University, and is leaning heavily toward a project dealing with the ethical philosophy of data management and archiving. Archiving means libraries, and so he may actually take a few […]