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  1. SF Reading in August 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse412 View Post
    The Left Hand of Darkness
    by Ursula K. Le Guin

    To say this book was progressive or ahead of its time does it little justice. Le Guin gives us a fascinating look at an alien culture that examines what makes us human. An envoy from an interplanetary collective called the the Ekumen is sent to a frozen planet populated by a race of ambisexual humans. Through his eyes
  2. SF Reading in July 2014

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    Pebble In The Sky
    by Isaac Asimov

    Considered part of the Galactic Empire series which I have not read more of. Literally between footsteps Joseph Schwartz, a retired suburban tailor from Chicago finds himself thrown tens of thousands of years into the future. Asimov very effectively uses the fish-out-of-water trope to introduce the reader to a future where Earth is mostly

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  3. SF Reading in June 2014

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    At the Earth's Core

    by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Recently reread what is probably my favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs story. This book features some of Burroughs' finest world building and wastes no time getting right into the action. After a brief prologue where the narrator reveals that this story was told to him by a man he encountered while on safari in Africa,