SF as the only significant literature
Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise
jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu Jan 20 18:58:01 EST 2005
> >My brother is supposed to do a Science Fiction Book Report for school.
> >He is 10 years old. He was asking me if there was any sci-fi DWJ he
> >could read. The report really calls for a book with very typical
> >sci-fi elements, because his class is learning how to know what genre
> >a book is. Of course, DWJ is not quite right for this, because her
> >books are so unique and harder to categorize. But I was wondering
> >which book you all think has the most science-fiction to it? Or, if
> >you have any other clearly sci-fi recommendations for my brother. He
> >doesn't like scary books.
Oh, all the old Andre Norton stuff would probably do as well. For the
younger set, Star Ka'at books are good. I would avoid her older, 'hard'
sf, and of course the Witchworld, but a taste for Andre Norton is a
saving grace when you really need something, anything, besides romance
novels and you are in a barren wilderness of either few books or merely
I would suggest, of the Heinlein books, either _Star Beast_ which is
definitely a giggle, or _Have Spacesuit, Will travel_ (the book that
eventually led me to Jerome K. Jerome...
-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
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