• Elizabeth posted an update 5 years, 7 months ago · 

    Talks around the country, looks interesting:
    [bpfb_link url=’http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/events/annual/distinguished-speaker/2014-distinguished-speaker-the-art-of-mathematics/’ title=’2014 : The Art of Mathematics « Distinguished Speaker « Annual Programmes « Events « Royal Society of New Zealand’ ima…[Read more]

  • Elizabeth posted an update 5 years, 7 months ago · 

    Here’s my review of THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell. I found the fantasy elements…problematic. If anyone else has read it I’d love to discuss.
    [bpfb_link url=’https://booksellersnz.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/book-review-the-bone-clocks-by-david-mitchell/’ title=’Book Review: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell | ‘…[Read more]

  • Elizabeth posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago · 

    Interesting. The last section was excellent, it’s set in the 2040s.

  • Elizabeth posted an update 5 years, 9 months ago · 

    Just finished THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell. Started off in the assumption that it would be literary fiction but then it turned into a fantasy novel – on the Booker longlist, no less! Anyone else read it?

    • I read half, into the Crsipin Hershey section, then just had to put it down. I’ll saw why: His reliance on nostalgia for the 80’s + 90’s, (and the 70’s, in Black Swan Green, which I did finish) like a dull, basso continuo with cheap appeal, wore me out. I’m sad because he’s obviously brilliant – and the titles of his books are so alluring.

    • Interesting. The last section was excellent, it’s set in the 2040s.

  • Elizabeth posted an update in the group Group logo of Christchurch RegionChristchurch Region 5 years, 10 months ago · 

    See y’all after Supernaturally tomorrow!
    [bpfb_link url=’http://wordchristchurch.co.nz/event/supernaturally/’ title=’Supernaturally | WORD Christchurch’ image=’http://wordchristchurch.co.nz/wordchch/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/WORD-Web-Event-SUPERNATURALLY.png’]When: Sunday, 31 August 1pm[/bpfb_link]

  • Elizabeth posted an update in the group Group logo of SpecFicNZ BusinessSpecFicNZ Business 5 years, 11 months ago · 

    The new committee is Marie Hodgkinson (president), Grace Bridges (vice-president), Jean Gilbert (secretary), Beaulah Pragg (treasurer), Elizabeth Heritage (publicist) and General Committee Members Andi Buchanan, Lee Murray, Simon Petrie, Darusha Wehm and Chris Yee.

    Welcome (back) to the new Core!

  • Elizabeth posted an update in the group Group logo of Wellington RegionWellington Region 5 years, 11 months ago · 

    The film festival is here, huzzah!
    [bpfb_link url=’http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/wellington/’ title=’Wellington • New Zealand International Film Festival’ image=’http://www.nziff.co.nz/static/img/2014/nziff-logo-large.png?k=1c5ebbb7d8′]Screening dates: 25 Jul — 10 Aug 2014[/bpfb_link]

  • Elizabeth joined the group Group logo of SpecFicNZ BusinessSpecFicNZ Business 6 years ago · 

  • Elizabeth posted a new activity comment 6 years, 1 month ago · 

    Great stuff, thank you Kura!

  • Elizabeth posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    When I grow up I want to BE Granny Weatherwax.

  • Elizabeth posted an update 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    I’m off to the post office with lots of parcels of booky prizes for SFNZ members around the country. Congrats to all the winners! (Check yr email…)
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  • Elizabeth posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    Yeah, I feel like whoever put together the list hadn’t actually read the Discworld series but knew it was popular so just put the first one. Small Gods is one of my faves.

  • Elizabeth posted an update 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    I’m such a sucker for a best-of list – what do you think of this one?
    [bpfb_link url=’http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10614607/Best-sci-fi-and-fantasy-novels-of-all-time.html’ title=’Best sci-fi and fantasy novels of all time – Telegraph’ image=’http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02588/George-Orwell-1984_2588198k.jpg’]The…[Read more]

    • It’s a lot of the usual suspects, with a strong literary bias. I would have picked a different Pratchett (I don’t think the first few are as good as some of the later ones).

      • Yeah, I feel like whoever put together the list hadn’t actually read the Discworld series but knew it was popular so just put the first one. Small Gods is one of my faves.

    • This strikes me as a list of SFF by people who don’t actually read SFF. Nothing by Octavia Butler? No _The Sparrow_? No Iain M. Banks? Pish.

  • Elizabeth posted an update 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    Committee meeting on now, let us know if you have anything to put forward

  • Elizabeth posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    Love it!

  • Elizabeth posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago · 

    Congrats!

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