This classic of cyberpunk won Nebula, Hugo and Philip K Dick awards, and popularised the term "cyberspace", which the author described as "a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions". A magic carpet is the last refuge of a people known as the Seerkind, who for centuries have been hunted by both humans and the Scourge, a mysterious being that seems determined to live up to its name. When it all starts to unravel, the carpet people's best hope is a pigeon-fancying insurance clerk and his half-Seerkind companion. Justine Jordan Buy this book at the Guardian bookshop. There is so much creativity and enthusiasm behind these special-effects-challenged, cheesy old movies. When she reawakens more than a decade later, the young people she knew and loved have died, become junkies or or simply lost that new-teenager smell. Humanity ultimately transcends the physical and joins a cosmic overmind, so ushering in the childhood's end of the title EB Buy this book at the Guardian bookshop.
He sends him back to the far future in an attempt to save the Eloi woman Weena, only to find himself in a future timeline diverging from the one he left.
Review: Star Boys: A Sci-Fi Burlesque
Butler single-handedly brought to the SF genre the concerns of gender politics, racial conflict and slavery. Nobody can leave, except as a corpse collected for fuel. What might in other hands have been a mere end-of-the-world runaround is transformed by Bear's scientific knowledge into something marvellous, as reason overcomes paranoia and fear. A list of movies I have seen. And Star Boys is fun, summertime fare, as it combines a multimedia backdrop to this Cirque du Soleil style, fully nude revue.