Tag Archives: h.g. wells

Morbid and Marvelous

The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends, by Robert Rankin – This is the fourth, and presumably the last, book in Rankin’s series of novels taking place in a steampunk Victorian England where War of the Worlds … Continue reading

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Unnatural Creations

Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales, translated by Sibelan Forrester – This volume collects a number of stories involving the infamous Russian witch, as well as some analysis of her character. It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Don’t Morlocks Live in the Future?

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells – Published in 1895, this was not the first time travel story, but definitely a pioneering work in the genre. The protagonist known simply as the Time Traveller uses a vehicle to travel to … Continue reading

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Doomsday Averted

Abarat: Absolute Midnight, by Clive Barker – This is the third book in the children’s series about an archipelago where each island corresponds to an hour of the day. It’s been a while since I read the other two, so … Continue reading

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What Will Haven Be

One thing I’ve seen noted about the future in Back to the Future Part II is that it more or less assumed certain trends would continue in the same way. Inflation was particularly bad in the 1980s, so there were … Continue reading

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More Moon Men

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin – I remember being drawn to this book on a library shelf, but not checking it out because I already had several books checked out. More recently, Amy mentioned it in … Continue reading

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Daft Steampunk

I’m way behind with writing reviews of books I’ve finished recently, so here are a few. The Song of the Quarkbeast, by Jasper Fforde – The sequel to The Last Dragonslayer continues the adventures of Jennifer Strange, the orphan girl … Continue reading

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