Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club


sfmasterworkschallenge2015I was inspired by an imprint called SF Masterworks to create a book club to read legendary sci-fi classics together and critique them. This imprint will be our reading list, which we will be reading in order of publication. But you don’t have to get the books from this imprint; you can get them from Amazon, the public library; wherever you want.

Our goals are:
1. To promote the reading of science fiction.
2. To share and discuss the classics of the genre as fans and literary critics.
3. To enjoy good reading in a subject that interests us as a social activity that we can share.

List Rules:
1. You can find the list of books we’re reading at: We are reading one per month in numbered order. You will find the current book and the next five listed in a pinned post at the top of the page.
2. You can join in or leave the group, or rejoin it, at any time.
3. The group is closed to promote a safe place for discussion, but invite anyone you like.
4. Because I have to say it, harassment, abuse, insults etc. will not be tolerated. Neither will spam.
5. Try to keep the posts on topic.
6. I will not tell you NOT to discuss religion or politics, because the best science fiction is always somewhat political by nature. I will say, however, that if you choose to do so, I demand that you keep your commentary respectful of others. If you do not, you will be removed.
7. Please mark adult-specific discussion “NSFW” out of respect for others.

Care to join us?

You can find us on Facebook, Goodreads, or on Worlds Without End as a Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge.

All About Them Books


Thanks to my friends Char Deuling and Casey Wolf for tagging me in this one!

(Incidentally, I’m a writer and I work in a bookstore.  Just sayin’.)

Confessions of a Geek Queen: 2014 in review


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Alignment Test


I always saw myself as more of a neutral good type, but this is what I got on the first round . . .  (click on this link to do the quiz yourself!)

What Kind Of Person Are You Actually?

  1. You got: Lawful Good

    Your actions are motivated by compassion and a sense of duty. You rarely do anything for your own benefit or gain, but rather in service of others.Notable peers: Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, Superman, Liz Lemon from30 Rock, Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec, and Lord Crawley from Downton Abbey.

  2. When I changed a couple of answers to my other impulse:
  3. What Kind Of Person Are You Actually?

    1. You got: Neutral Good