Science Fiction Tropes to Drop in a Black Hole

Here are some well-known science fiction plots, accompanied by a recommendation that either subverts the trope or does it well.


6 Fantasy Tropes That Are Prophesied to Disappear

In fiction, tropes are like garlic and onions. They add richness and flavor to a dish. Something is missing without them. Too many though, and the food starts to taste a little sweaty, the way moldy old gym clothes smell. They overpower what could be a good dinner.

Guess the Book from the First Two Lines

Can you guess the title of the book and/or the author of these twenty books, from the first two lines?

Reader Voted Books That Should Be Thrown Out of a Moving Car

We came up with a list of The 10 Books Most Likely to Get Thrown Out of a Window for our readers and boy did you respond! The comments on that article are an education in what readers don't want to see (authors, take notes.) There were so many good comments that we decided to write another … Continue reading Reader Voted Books That Should Be Thrown Out of a Moving Car

Every Bookish Holiday a Bookworm Needs to Know About

They might not be recognized holidays that get you a day off of work, but they're still a great excuse to pay tribute to something you love.

5 Books Your Used Bookstore Doesn’t Want

If you own any of these five books and want to give them away, may I suggest anywhere other than a used bookstore?

8 Medical Books You Will Want to Read

Try these eight medical adventure books and try to resist the urge to wash your hands every half hour after reading them.