It is with a heavy heart that I announce Isotropic Fiction will be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. The key word here is hiatus. Know that we will be back. It is a question of when and not IF.
Thanks to the protective power of public domain, nearly all of Jules Verne’s work can be downloaded for free. And while watching a movie isn’t the same as reading a great book, check out this classic, 1953 version of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea Isotropic Fiction found on youtube.com
There’s not a lot to say about Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions that hasn’t already been said. Like Greg Egan’s Orthogonal trilogy, it’s entertaining story wrapped around a mathematical model of the world wildly different from the one its readers live in.
Chambers is an engaging writer with that rare golden ability to satirize with a straight face. He begins “In Search” almost believably, introducing the protagonist as a dedicated if somewhat dense science hero as he ventures north to locate a Great Auk.
Dorothy Scarborough seems to foresee the modern ghosts of TV’s Supernatural: complex characters with personalities and powers beyond “boo!”
It would be a pleasure to spend several thousand words writing about Le Guin’s contributions to feminism, literature, and genre writing, but much of this is available elsewhere on the internet. Instead of rehashing what’s been written about the author, check out “Orsinian Tales,” Le Guin’s 1976 collection of short stories.
Those who haven’t read one of Dickens’ ghost stories are in for a real treat. I still get a chill every time I see someone throw an arm before his or her face to block a bright light.
From Dorothy and Toto to the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, the characters of The Wizard of Oz are an indelible part of the western imagination. And judging by the warm reception enjoyed by Oz the Great and Powerful, James Franco’s Oz may soon be joining that cherished pantheon.
Match the chill of winter with stories that will make your blood run cold! Amazon brings readers four horror stories during the first half of this month—a precious few to be sure, but enough to make a long winter night seem endless.
From intergalactic drama to clone warfare, expand your universe with this week’s new sci-fi e-books.