Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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Category Archives: science fiction
May the 4th is the unofficial holiday of Star War fans everywhere. Celebrate the day by watching a Star Wars movie, reading a book or graphic novel, listening to audiobook or perhaps, just finding how much your Star Wars paraphernalia … Continue reading
Last week the iconic and beloved fantasy author, Terry Pratchett, lost his battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and began his walk with Death. Writer of over 70 novels, Pratchett is perhaps best known for his series of books set in Discworld, … Continue reading
Author, P.D. James, known as the Queen of Crime Fiction, died last Thursday at the age of 94. James gave us stellar writing in her 19 novels, including 14 murder mysteries that included the character she was best known for, … Continue reading
Ursula Le Guin turned 85 today and while the author is known for her stellar works in science fiction & fantasy it was this article in Brainpickings about her essays that caught my eye today, I will be checking out … Continue reading
What do California Chrome and Ancillary Justice have in common? Last week, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice won the prestigious Nebula Award for Best Novel voted upon by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The novel has also won … Continue reading
The Hugo Award is the most prestigious award given in the genre of science fiction. Finalists were announced this past weekend. While one of the finalists for best novel isn’t available in publication yet, (Warbound by Larry Correia) check out … Continue reading
Set in the near future dystopian US, the author creates a complex, recognizable yet different, future for us…or those who colonize our ruined cities. (Who is Us and who is Other is just one of many topics Lee lays out … Continue reading
These are books 1 and 2 of a proposed trilogy, which PR describes as a pre-apolocalyptic police procedural. It has a strong and appealing lead character, tension and drama, and a mystery good enough to keep you interested. The … Continue reading
for his 2012 novel Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas. Scalzi riffs off the familiar Star Trek series. Here is a summary of the book from the publisher: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital … Continue reading