A recent blog post at HuffingtonPost.com encourages everyone to read more science fiction novels. According to the authors, “science fiction asks questions of us—of humanity, of Earth, of individuals—that we wouldn’t ordinarily ask ourselves. Who are we? Where are we going? Does what we do today matter? Real science fiction is as close to an intense discussion of philosophy as you can get while still reading fast-paced, page-turning fiction.”
Do you want a face-paced and page-turning fiction while thinking intensely about the meaning of life? College Library has new titles arriving now! A trilogy by Pierce Brown (Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star) interrogates the meaning of society and culture as it follows the story of a man who is forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against a ruthless ruling class. And did I mention it’s set on Mars? All three books have been ordered and should be available soon. Also, do you secretly love to read vampire novels? There’s a new series called A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest in which girls are kidnapped and are forced to live on an island ruled by vampires. This title and others will be housed in the Science Fiction section of the Open Book Collection.
The Open Book Collection located in College Library, as stated on their library website, “exists to meet your extracurricular reading, viewing, and gaming interests in browse-able sections such as Fiction, Mystery, Graphic Novels, Videos and more.” This collection provides the latest popular fiction and nonfiction for leisure reading.
Many of these new titles were selected by our most recent ISIP intern Nong Thao, a senior at the UW. She reports, “My goal in adding new novels to the shelves was to expand the collection to include more popular novels that are being read right now and to diversify the already collected subgenres. I also wanted to pick books that are interesting and would appeal to the average college student like me.” Come check them out now!