Posts Tagged Science Fiction
Magic Kingdom Issue #5
by Zenith Publishing
Genre: Children/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Fairy tales
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“Magic Kingdom” is a rich mix of delightful tales and entertaining activities that make this magazine ideal for preschool children and children of primary school age. Your child will be fascinated by bright and colorful illustrations.
Our magazine is specially designed for little hands and growing minds; it will inspire your kids to make their first attempts in reading, painting, drawing, writing. Also, it will encourage your child to play, imagine and explore with his friends. Interesting practical tasks, recipes to cook together with Mums, home workshops and board games give your children opportunity to enjoy time with parents, grandparents and loved ones.
Welcome to the wonderful world of good and wise tales, where everyone can find a pretty princess and naughty king, dwarves, and fire-breathing dragons, all-powerful wizards and brave princes.
In this issue:
- Fairy tale “The Clever Hare”
- Smart little tasks for little ones
- Amazing plants
- Little cookery experts
- Craftwork from cardboard boxes
Steampunk Fairy Tales
by Various Authors
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Mythology & Folktales/Anthologies & Short Stories
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A toy shop owner builds a set of magic clockwork dolls that delight a factory town. A three-inch tall samurai faces a giant iron ogre with only a sewing needle and a coin. A scientist seeks an antidote to his formula gone wrong, with the help of his partner’s beautiful daughter.
All of these stories and more are included in Steampunk Fairy Tales. Written by authors from three different continents–David T. Allen, Leslie Anderson, Ashley Capes, Angela Castillo, Chris Champe, Allison Latzko, Daniel Lind, and Heather White— every enchanting tale combines the futuristic Victorian concept of steam and fashion with memorable stories, from the recognizable Jack and the Beanstalk, to other popular and unfamiliar works from Germany, France, Italy and Japan.
With steam driven gadgets such as mechanical goggles, hover-boards, and an orchestra of automatons. Steampunk Fairy Tales is a charming and unique collection of works for current lovers of the genre, and those just diving in.
A Heaven For Toasters: A Sci-Fi Crime Romance Set on the Greek Islands
by Nicholas C. Rossis
Genre: Science Fiction/Genetic Engineering/Romance
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A science fiction crime adventure with plenty of humor and romance.
A souvlaki and some sun. That is all Detective Mika Pensive wanted from her fun weekend away on the Greek islands. Instead, she finds herself caught up in a sinister plot, hatched by a reclusive billionaire with a penchant for illegal genetic engineering. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she has to put up with her new partner, Leo. Leo is an android—or toaster, as people scornfully call his kind. The only thing that could make things even worse would be for the headstrong Mika to fall for Leo. But people don’t fall for toasters—do they?
Kell, the Alien (The Aliens Inc. Chapter Book Series 1)
by Darcy Pattison, Rich Davis (Illustrator)
Genre: Children/Science Fiction & Fantasy/Intermediate Readers/Chapter Books/Aliens
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School Library Journal says, “VERDICT: This fun chapter book series is out of this world.”
A LOVE OF READING STARTS HERE. . .
Publisher’s Weekly says, “amusing” and “engaging and accessible.
When Dad spills dovitch on their spaceship’s control panel, they crash land on Earth.
When Bree smiles, Kell says, “It’s like the Earth’s sun is shining inside me.”
Without his BFF, Bree, Kell wouldn’t be able to survive 3rd grade.
As new citizens of Earth, the Smith family must figure out how to make a living. Bree is having a birthday next month and wants an alien-themed party. With Kell’s help, the family starts a party-planning business, Aliens, Inc.
An alien party should be as easy as flying from star to star.
But what do aliens know about what Earthlings think of aliens? Can they pull off the party?
Principal Lynx is President of the UFO Chasers. She’s convinced that someone in third grade is an alien!
Will Kell and Bree survive 3rd grade?
Will the Aliens, Inc. pull off a successful alien party?
Will Principal Lynx catch the aliens in their midst?
Come and read this exciting and hilarious adventure with those lovable aliens from planet Bix.
The Bees: A Novel
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive’s survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.
But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all—daring to challenge the Queen’s fertility—enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society—and lead her to unthinkable deeds.
Thrilling, suspenseful and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees gives us a dazzling young heroine and will change forever the way you look at the world outside your window.