Edited by Peter Haining
Caroll & Graff
9780786706471, $12.50, www.amazon.com
Ever wonder where some of the movies and TV Shows of SF came from? “Vintage Sceince Fiction answers the question with short stories by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen King, Clive Barker, James Blish, William F. Nolan, Evan Hunter, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Rod Serling and George Lowther. Some of their works that were turned into films are: “It Came From Outer Space, “2001 A Space Odyssey” and Total Recall. While the TV shows are “Superman,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “Tales of Wonder.” Haining describes tidbits about each story in the anthology and tells which film or TV show each one became. The stories here are as good as ever and some are still possible scenarios of our possible future. “Vintage Science Fiction” is a great collection of classic tales of science fiction that have made some of the great films and TV shows fans continue to enjoy.
Crazy For You
St Martin’s Press
175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010
9780312640722, $6.99, www.amazon.com
A stray dog changes Quinn McKenzie’s life forever. She has always gone along with whatever anyone wanted to do until now. She, against the wishes of her boyfriend, adopts the stray dog. They argue about the mutt and she begins to realize that life doesn’t have to be the way it has always been. Cruise masterfully handles the subject of relationships and how they change. “Crazy For You” is a delightful funny novel.
The Phoenix Code
“The Phoenix Code” is a grand science fiction story of what happens when an android takes the next step of becoming human. Asaro has created believable and writing that makes the story flow along. She does not concentrate on the hard science aspect like some writers in the genre. Instead she presents a narrative that is fresh as she concentrates on how the characters deal with the new technology. “The Phoenix Code” is for any fan of science fiction.
Network Your Way To Endless Romance
By Bob Burg
9780965028516, $14.99, www.amazon.com
Burg who has taught principles of networking for business, now teaches the same techniques to singles on how to find romance in “Network Your Way To Endless Romance” The ideas are sound logical and easy to learn. “The reason for this book is actually quite simple…there is a need. And according to the people with whom I speak and the newspaper and magazine article I read, that need is apparently quite large. Terrific people like you complain that they are dateless, and that they don’t know how to remedy the situation. It’s been said that the number one “disease” in North America today is loneliness.” Unlike other books on relationships that just barely mention networking, this author shows the many simple ways to do it and find happiness. “Network Your Way To Endless Romance” is a perfect resource to anyone looking for love.