Hello friends! I hope you are flying high today because we’re spending time in the skies, way up there! Today author Natacha Guyot is visiting us to talk about spaceships, science fiction, writing, and how all three tie together. Let’s give her a warm welcome.
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Meet Author Natacha Guyot.
I was introduced to Science Fiction when only two years old; with the Muppet Show episode featuring Star Wars cast members from the Original Trilogy. Yet, my first vibrant memory of a space ship isn’t the Pigs in Space craft but the starships in the actual Star Wars movies, which I saw when seven. Up to this day, I have a great fondness for the Millenium Falcon.
I appreciate different types of Science Fiction, but Space Opera might be my favorite. The strong stories in space (including battles) of it have to do with such a liking. When I used to create fan videos, the space sequences were always a joy to incorporate into my projects.
Spaceships are fascinating whether as machines (means of transportation, flying homes for one or more characters) or in a rarer form as sentient beings. The latter case was one of the reason that I watched the TV series Farscape with much interest. The Leviathans were a fascinating species and I liked how the communication was developed whether via their symbiotic alien pilot for the pureblood Leviathans or via sounds and lights for Talyn, the Peacekeeper/Leviathan hybrid. This fascination eventually led to delving in more details about this special spaceship’s storyline in my essay Talyn’s Heroic Journey in Farscape.
Did you know there are fictional books about Minecraft? Yes! I’m not talking about book on how to do better about Minecraft, which is a HUGE trend right now. No, I’m talking about taking the story of Minecraft and putting it into a fictional plot, with characters who do the activities players do in the game. Cool idea!
I just read book two of a series about Minecraft and wanted to share it here. I also read book one and enjoyed it. Here is my Goodreads review and you can also connect with me on Goodreads by clicking the bottom link.
What are you reading right now?
Diary Of A Crash-Landing Space Traveler Book 2: Taming A Wolf, An Unofficial Minecraft Book by Team Minecrafters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed it! I understand the series is for kids and would recommend it for mid-to-late elementary school students.
In book two, Storm is still trying to navigate the new world and find the materials he needs to fix his spaceship. As with the first book, there are many clever references to the Minecraft game, including creepers and skeletons. I like how mining and other activities from the game are brought to life here.
For any kid who loves the world of Minecraft, here is a new way to enjoy the adventures in a fictional book. Oh, and the new character of Comet does not disappoint either!
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I recently finished reading The Eye-Dancers by Michael S. Fedison for the second time and wanted to share my reflections on it. Just in case you are looking for a new science-fiction read! In my opinion, it is a good read for both teens and adults.
When I started this book, I admit I wasn’t sure what to expect as the title made me wonder, “Why are they dancing around an eyeball?” But as it was a book in the sci-fi genre, I knew better than to be too inquisitive. Instead, I opened myself up to the storyline and found myself thoroughly enjoying the read by the third chapter. Yes, I was hooked!
The characters of Mitchell, Joe, Ryan, Marc, and the “ghost girl” were all very well described, and they had significant differences in personality, which made them more realistic. While there were several characters to keep track of, I did not find it difficult to do so because author Fedison had clearly defined them from the start of the book. I was glad not to have to re-read sections of the book to try to understand who was who (been there, done that).
Here is the latest review for my second book Versions of the Self. Thank you to Kevin of Raves & Reviews for the 5-star review! In particular, I like that he writes in his post, “We are invited to join her excitedly as she shares her joys…” And joy is exactly what this review has brought me ♥