• Aurora

    Science Fiction has long been the domain of "big idea" novels and Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson—an author well-known for "big idea" novels—is no exception. . . .

  • March Books

    March was a little light, as far as adventure books, go. Really light, in fact. I only have two . . .

  • February Books

    Really, all the books here stood out to me as books I'd love to read. . . .

  • The Odyssey

    Ever since I had to read Christa Wolf's Cassandra in college, I've been fascinated with the Trojan War and Homer's Iliad. . . .

  • November-December-January Books

    I have completely neglected this blog for the last few months. But now I'm back and I have a list of great adventure books that have come out over the last few months. . . .

  • The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

    Unless you pay close attention to either women's history or the history of computers, you've probably never heard of Lady Ada Lovelace. And I can almost guarantee you've never heard of Charles Babbage. . . .

  • October Books

    This month I have some fiction! Well, three fiction books out of eight. But one of them is Volume Two of Lumberjanes (I reviewed Volume 1 in September) and that ought to count for something. More than something. I've already read it. It's amazing. You should pick it up. . . .

  • September Books

    September's list, for some reason, is all non-fiction. That's odd for me. Most of the books are also nature books, highlighting a facet of the natural world. One that I am especially excited about is the illustrated edition of Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle. Well, that and Ferlinghetti's Writing Across the Landscape. I would expect to see at least one of those two reviewed here in the near future. . . .

  • Lumberjanes Vol. 1, Beware the Kitten Holy

    I wish that there was actually a place called Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types. . . .

  • The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

    In May of 2011, Rinker Buck, his brother Nick, and Nick's dog Olive Oyl set off in a covered wagon hitched to a three-mule team to cross the Oregon Trail. . . .