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Modern Day Science Fiction

Spaceships and superheroes


In looking at the history of science fiction we ended last week with modern films, but of course science fiction is also thriving in books and on TV. There is even a dedicated TV channel called, for some strange reason, Syfy.

Gifted (TV)

Along with fantasy and zombies the whole area of speculative fiction is very popular. As progress in many fields grows exponentially, people are drawn to ideas about what will happen in the future. Another area of growth is the superheroes / special powers stories that started in comics. I’m currently watching Inhumans, Gifted and Iron Fist amongst other TV series.

I read about 60 books a year, at least 50 of them science fiction. I read on Kindle due to my disability, and as well as ebooks being cheaper than print, authors often run promotions where they discount their books or even make them free.

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My novel Intruders is currently on promotion, priced at only 99p /99c until the end of November, so now is a good time to grab it.

It has become usual for authors to offer the first book of a series free, in the hope that you’ll enjoy it enough to buy all the following books, and it has certainly worked with me on several occasions. I review every book I read so I plan to share some of the best with you. I don’t claim to be an expert on modern science fiction books, but I can share the ones I’m reading. I also share some in my monthly newsletter, so you might like to sign up for that.

Ann Marie Thomas head shot (80x90) (300dpi) Web GravatarAnn Marie Thomas is the author of four medieval history books, a surprisingly cheerful poetry collection about her 2010 stroke, and the science fiction series Flight of the Kestrel. Book one, Intruders, is out now. Follow her at