For those on the fence about whether or not to read a certain book, excerpts are always a nice incentive. Here are extracts of 13 different science fiction and fantasy books that you may want to check out:
I thought I’d kill 2 birds with one stone today, to incorporate Thursday Thirteen and a book review. Thankfully, there were 13 short stories in the copy of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIII. The people at Galaxy Press were kind enough to send me a review copy.
Each story is very unique and entertaining, by several new talented writers. And each story is accompanied by wonderful illustrations by various artists as well. Here is a list of the short stories along with a little blurb about each:
1. Primetime – by Douglas Texter
Reality TV travels through time.
I’ve shared 13 Things I’ve Learned from Watching Star Wars , 13 Things I’ve Learned from Watching Battlestar Galactica, and 13 Things I Learned From Watching Quantum Leap in the past. Here are 13 Things I Learned From Watching Star Trek:
1. No one stays dead forever. Unfortunately.
2. Don’t ever wear a red shirt on an away mission.
3. Tribbles are the perfect pet. No head, no rear end, and no waste. Low maintenance. That’s my kind of pet.
It’s Thursday again, and I didn’t have time to pull together a decent TT this week. But I’ve had a lot of fun compiling over 35 lists so far. So, here are 13 of my favorite TT lists from the past:
I’ve shared 13 Things I’ve Learned from Watching Star Wars and 13 Things I’ve Learned from Watching Battlestar Galactica. Now, I give you 13 Things I Learned From Watching Quantum Leap:
1. When married, “Swiss Cheese memory” is very convenient.
2. Sam will eventually fix everything.
3. Between the two of them, Sam and Al had the knowledge and skill of, literally, everyone on the planet.
Since I had so much fun doing last week’s 13 Things I Learned from Watching Star Wars, here’s my list for Classic BSG…
1. Nepotism. You can do anything you set your mind to, as long as your dad is the Commander.
2. A Cylon’s greatest weapon? Blinding you.
3. Kids can bounce back from a dead pet. Just make them a new one that moves slower than my grandma, with a mechanical bark that sounds like it’s coming from a tin can! Nothing is cooler than that.
1. Make sure you know your family tree before kissing a boy on the mouth.
2. Collect the toys as a child, and you’ll make lot’s of boyfriends. As an adult, it’d probably still work for a certain crowd… but I’ll pass.
3. Very old Jedi Masters, whom are supposedly very wise and speak English for many years, still can’t grasp basic grammar.