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10 Science Fiction Novels Everyone Should Read June 3, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 6:56 pm

Interesting Literature

The best science fiction novels

Science fiction is now a crowded genre and a popular field. The genre is characterised by speculative fiction and novels rich in ideas, especially about the future of human civilisation and the relationship between people and technology. But what are the best science fiction novels? Any list of top ten works of science fiction everyone should read is going to prove controversial, and we have no doubt that reader will disagree with our choices here. We’ve tried to give a sense of the range of the genre since its (arguable) starting-point back in the early nineteenth century, and to include as many big names as we can, but also to include some lesser-known cult classics which we think everyone who wants to explore science fiction should read.

H. G. Wells, The Time Machine (1895). Critic Bernard Bergonzi called The Time Machine a modern myth; V…

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The Case Of The Disappearing Mouse

Filed under: Animals,Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 3:23 pm

I pulled the bedroom curtain aside early this morning and sure enough there was the cat on the mat………but instead of stretching and reaching up to get in, the cat’s back was to me and she appeared to be eating/chewing on something.  A telltale tail was seen – thin, black.  O.K. she had a mouse – and she was busy.  No wish to come in.  I was a bit dismayed but at least the poor creature being devoured was not a bird.

I went upstairs and went out on the back deck and down the outside stairs to spy on the cat and its creature.  THEY WEREN”T  THERE.  Nor did they appear anywhere nearby.  Two hours later the cat appeared – alone – wanting her breakfast.

IMG_3179  sweet innocent Katerina

IMG_3176 a previous victim left on the mat