Requiescat in Pace Harry Harrison

Sad news this morning as we mourn the passing of one of the greats of science fiction, Harry Harrison. Harrison, 87, was best known as the author of Make Room! Make Room! (the basis for the film Soylent Green), for the Deathworld novels, and for his twelve novels about Slippery Jim DeGriz, the Stainless Steel [Read More...]

Win a Catholic book!

This falls under “shameless self-promotion,” but as Julie gave me her blessing, I’m sharing it here anyway. Over at my place, I’ve started a weekly giveaway that has two good-looking Catholic books in it this week. One of them is a book I read on vacation and reviewed in brief right here at the HC Bookshelf, The [Read More...]

Class Alert: Science Fiction, Part 1 – From Modern Beginnings through the Golden Age

I have been a fan of Amy H. Sturgis ever since hearing her talk about science fiction history at StarShipSofa podcast. I’m gonna say that, based on that experience alone, you’ll get a wonderful class if you are interested in the subject. But let’s let Ms. Sturgis tell you all about it. I’m thrilled to [Read More...]


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