I was not tagged in one of those, “Tell so many things about yourself that other people might not know” posts, so it is likely that no one really cares. […]
Westward expansion, the “wild west” settlers and “Indians” never really held any interest for me. During this time period about the only thing that excited me was the building of the trans continental railroad, there are some pretty interesting things there.
Armed with this knowledge and a surprisingly small amount of knowledge of our solar system for kids who claimed to be scientists, we decided that the best way to help was to colonize Venus.
We have lived in 5 different states, moved 7 times and owned 3 houses. We have a mortgage, bills to pay, a budget that we have to stick to, I have had a steady job for something upwards of 15 years. We have kids, (lots of them) we are raising sheep and chickens, and have two dogs and a cat and yet I still some times feel like it is not real,
There was more to my dream than just being a pilot. A lot of people want to be a pilot when they “grow up.” I mean if you can scrape a couple thousand bucks together you can learn to fly. I wanted more than that.
Just in time for all those long car trips, and hours spent with family I bring you a short reading list for the young adult in your life, that is not riddled with “young adult” books but should still be incorporate for the slightly younger set.
Three short stories are are long enough to challenge a young reader while not totally overwhelming them.
This review is one that I wrote when I first read Mik Murdoch. I have since read it twice more, once to my kids and once just for myself and everything in this review still stands. This is a great book, and I look forward to the future adventures of our boy super hero.
As any great piece of speculative fiction should this one makes you think. While this piece is pretty straight forward at the outset, and might not even seem like Sci/Fi or even Fantasy, it is something much much more.