Recent Science Fiction Books
In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton anthologies, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Atteberry's Norton Book of Science Fiction provided the first truly comphrehensive and cohereent look at the best of contemporary science fiction. Its 67 stories, all published since 1960, offer compelling evidence that science fiction is the source of the most thoughtful, imaginative - indeed literary - fiction being written today.
Aficionados will find rarely anthologized gems by their favorite authors - Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Joanna Russ, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr., Gene Wolf, Roger Zelazny - as well as startling work by today's rising stars. Newcomers will delight in the sophisticated range of voices probing the nature of reality and the condition of the human spirit. And readers of all stripes will enjoy Ms. Le Guins robust and insightful indroduction.
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Is NPS still selling "creation science" books2006-08-01 10:58:00 by SciLite
At its Grand Canyon National Park visitor center? I couldn't find any recent articles. Here's a 2004 article:
They mention that the NPS was to make a decision about the book, which should have been made by now, but I don't know what it was.
Books are often sold at NPS visitor centers, but they're not general book stores. The books deal with the natural history, human history, recreational opportunities, etc., of the area. They don't sell fiction, religious books, etc.
Kinda have to ask2010-08-19 20:30:32 by the-sphynx
Because there are so many fine books to suggest!
I haven't read either of the ones you mentioned. But two relatively recent novels I enjoyed were Cry Me a River by TR Pearson and Empire Falls by Richard Russo.
For funny, satirical fantasy, go with the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (esp the first three novels) or the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett.
For science fiction, try Stranger in a Strange Land or Friday, both by Robert Heinlein.
For contemporary food writing, you could do worse than Ruth Reichl
The Ruins of Mars (The Ruins of Mars Trilogy)