WWW: April 11, 2012

In the coming weeks, if you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews1) Hugo Award Nominees: A couple surprises in there. Certainly a ton of quality work represented, but I still can’t help but feel a little disappointed.

2) Does SFF Cause Recurring Dreams?: I don’t believe I’ve had a recurring dream since I was very young, but I definitely have some strange fantasy related ones from time to time.

3) Libertarian Science Fiction: Tired of feeling left out of the election process? Here’s a couple books for you.

4) Should SFF do more than entertain?: I started this article with the preconceived notion it was going to be like all the other “Fantasy is for Children” articles I’ve seen in mainstream press. I was quite delighted to be wrong in this case.

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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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  1. I’ve had a ton of SFF dreams. The night after I read the first Harry Potter book (that one’s short, I read it in a day), I dreamed about going through Platform 9 3/4. I dreamed once I was an Aes Sedai. I had the weirdest dream of my life the night after I finished The Amber Spyglass; I distinctly remember waking up and thinking that. Except, unfortunately, I forgot most of it a moment later.

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