Isaac Asimov

asiConsidered one of the giants of science fiction, Isaac Asimov was born on this day in 1920. His work and the work of other great sci-fi writers, film makers and game developers is celebrated on this day, unofficially International Science Fiction Day. (If you get the chance, visit the Sci-Fi Museum in Seattle!) For more on the life of Isaac Asimov, click here.

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Isaac Asimov

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Considered one of the giants of science fiction, Isaac Asimov was born on this day in 1920. His work and the work of other great sci-fi writers, film makers and game developers is celebrated on this day, unofficially International Science Fiction Day. (If you get the chance, visit the Sci-Fi Museum in Seattle!) For more on the life of Isaac Asimov, click here.

Jo Walton

farthWriter Jo Walton was born on this day in Wales in 1964. She is the author of many different award winning fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction books. Her novel Farthing, set in a Britain that has descended into the horrors of fascism, is the first book in an alternative history series that includes Ha’penny and Half a Crown. Walton has lived in Canada for more than a decade.

Sci-Fi Greats

2001Two Science Fiction Masters were born on this day.  Arthur C. Clarke, the author of such great books as the landmark novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, was born in 1917 .  Philip K. Dick was born on this day in 1928. He is the author of numerous Sci-Fi cult favourites, including The Man in the High Castle, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (which was adapted for the screen as “Blade Runner.”)

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Allegiant

Allegiant

You have been asking for it.  If you were impatient you went and bought your own copy last week. For those who were able to wait a few days, your patience is rewarded. We now have some copies ready to lend to you… FOR FREE!

For those who want to start from the beginning, check out Divergent by Veronica Roth.  This dystopian YA novel was followed up by Insurgent.  Many fans claim that the trilogy is superior to the “Hunger Games” series. Read them and decide for yourself.

Check out our Sci-Fi & Fantasy section, with all sorts of related titles including Dystopian, Time Travel, Steam Punk, Alternate History, Fairy Tales, Mash-Ups and more.