Reading Guide to the Indiana Jones Novels: From Martin Caidin to Steve Perry

A total of thirteen novels were written that tie into the Indiana Jones franchise of films. Each feature the titular archaeologist Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr., on some adventure. The first six novels were all written by Rob McGregor. Derek now looks at the ones by authors Martin Caidin to Steve Perry.
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Your Halloween Soundtrack

It's that time of year again for us to celebrate all things dark, sinister, and macabre, and what a lot of options you have from us here at Christchurch City Libraries! We have Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy booklists covering all your favourite subgenres, plenty of horror films available on DVD, Pru has done an excellent sum-up…
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Women in foreign worlds

I'm still recovering, weeks later, from the season 2, final episode, final scene of The Handmaid's Tale. It had both my husband and I screaming "NO!" at the television. Not usually a great fan of movies or television made from great books, this depiction of The Handmaid's Tale was produced with the author of the book…
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Timey-wimey stuff: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Last year, as part of WORD Christchurch's Autumn Season, James Gleick spoke on his wide-ranging cultural history of Time Travel. If you have any interest in, as Doctor Who puts it, "wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff" it's a great read. This WORD Christchurch Festival session brought together American author, Ted Chiang (whose novella, The Story of Your Life…
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2018 Hugo Award Winners: A great year for women in science fiction and fantasy

The World Science Fiction Convention* that was hosting the Hugo Award ceremony has finished, the results are in and this year’s Hugo Award winners have been announced. Women dominated this year’s Hugo Awards in what has turned out to be a great year for women in science fiction and fantasy; a genre, that it is fair to…
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