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The Magic of Fantasy and Science Fiction Fantasy with Helen and Katie

There is no two ways about it, I am one of a crowd of people that love science fiction and experience science fiction addiction. There are many wonderful science fiction fantasy authors and it amazes me that so many people out there have no interest in the science fiction and/or fantasy stories they tell.

I find that I can carry out full conversations, with few words, with those I meet who feel the same ! (Actually Katie the cat does not pay any attention to me when I do talk to her.) All you have to do is say “remember the scene where” and the discussion begins in full depth or the laughter starts immediately.

Past Inventions Predict the Future 

Over the years the imagination of many science fiction
authors has proven quite valid and their ‘flights of fancy’ now appear in actuality. If you get right down to it Leonardo di Vinci was a specialist in science fiction and look at where his ideas are now.

Past Inventions Predict the FutureAir Travel in the Fifteenth Century

So a new author comes along and writes a tale with, what many people see as outrageous, ideas. Who can guess where these ideas will lead?

The realms of fantasy may never be seen as real but who really cares as they are food to widen your soul and imagination.

True Value of the Fantasy and Science Fiction World

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I also find the books I have are rereadable over and over (especially if they have placed a meaningful
mark in my imagination).  I get something new out of them every time and expect this is because I read very fast and miss things the first time around. On the subsequent reads I often say to myself, ‘Oh that’s why that happened later in the book’!

I must admit I get real enjoyment out of stories with a trace or even a torrent of humour, the science fiction and fantasy creatures who are developed to show true traits of real animals (cats especially with their inborn arrogance and dogs with their loyalty) and the tales interweaving humans and earth myth.

I hope I will produce a website that will draw you to these thing I like and also that you will share comments with me giving me the story of your likes and dislikes with this genre.  And maybe you too will become addicted to science fiction and fantasy.

I have selected a group of affiliate companies where you can buy Science Fiction and Fantasy in books, hard and soft cover, eReaders, audio and film, hopefully with very few clicks of the mouse! As time passes  I am also arranging to provide toys, artwork, virtual worlds and visual novels.

If you would like to find out more go to and read about me.

The content and layout of my website may change at a whim as I present more and more information. Check out my posts and pages to keep in touch with my magic world of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

See you among the dreams, visions, swords and sorcery and wacky science fiction inventions.

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34 Comments

    • Michael thanks for this. I am so far behind with everything I just realised I hadn’t made any responses. Silly me. I will be most happy if people do use this information as so many stories disappear into oblivion and lots of them are really good ones. Cheers and see you around.

  1. I find this site very interesting, enjoyed reading. As time is, I bookmarked for a later return. I love the information you have shared here, again very interesting read. Positives, Chris

    • Thanks Chris for your comment. As I tending to mix up my sequences with both new and old stories I am hoping people do find it interesting. So again thanks. I am working on more and will publish them soon.

  2. Have you read the Elemental Assassin Series by Jennifer Estep ? Excellent series read, and hard to put down…She was my November Author of the month on my site! …Are you a member of WA ?….you asked about the way my site is setup with all my bookstores on one page and how it works for me….I’ve had a lot of compliments on it being that way….but I’m kind of torn for that way or my blog for a landing page….fiction books is a very broad niche to get 1st page rankings and I haven’t got past page 12 YET!

    • I’m delighted you found my site. Yes I am a WA member and I am following you. I find it hard to remember who I am following. I think I can only manage to count on my fingers these days – my brain is cluttered and stuffed full.

      I hadn’t heard of Jennifer before but just had a quick look at her works. Looks like another purchase from Kobo. I will do it through you if I can. Have you read any of Kelley Armstrong’s books. She has several in a series about a hit woman. The first is ‘Exit Strategy’. She writes a good tale.

      Just from learning about how affiliates work I think your way is good as you can link everyone back to one page so “Google” doesn’t get excited over too many affiliate links.

  3. Past inventions predict the future! How true. I’m a lover of sci-fi fantasy myself. My husband has tagged my love for it as “cheesy”. Well then…I LOVE CHEESE! I look at all the futurist candy and know that it either already (secretly) exists, or it will soon…or maybe never; and who cares. Worm holes, teleportation, living on distant galaxies, flying objects using surveillance techniques (see what I mean…already doing it), and the wonderment of fantasy creatures; what is better than that! 🙂

    I just finished reading Debra Chester’s trilogy “The Alien Chronicles” for the 3rd time. I’m still waiting for the movie! Come on Hollywood! Imagine the special effects you could use. 🙂

    Love your site!

    • Sheila, me too. Give me cheese any day. I just looked up Deborah and this series isn’t on Kobo. I can actually buy from Kindle but have to do a fandangle to get it onto my Kobo eReader. But now I will try this out. I will let you know how I find the tales. And as for the past, once you read some of the history it is absolutely amazing on how many modern things have been predicted. Some might be primitive but the others are pretty advanced. Thanks for commenting and giving me another author to chase up.

  4. Hi Helen!
    I’ve found very interesting information on your site. I already bookmarked a few books for reading. I think it is great that you created your website using your passion for science fiction. I’ve also shared your site with my friends! Waiting for the new posts.

    • Zhanna, thanks for your comment. I do try to keep things interesting and tantalising. There is nothing worse than wanting to read a book or see a movie and then having someone who has done either or both telling you all about it. Thanks for sharing my website. I have two posts in the wind so hope to finish them for your reading leisure.

  5. A very good-looking site… Can serve an example. Easily navigated , and interesting content, too..I will still have to do all this…(WA, of course…)

    • I am glad you liked my site Vera and thanks for commenting. I am sure once your site is up and running it will be an interesting read too. Visit me any time and if you have any suggestions for what you would like to read about just let me know. Cheers, Helen

  6. This site is like a history lesson from my favourite History Teacher… such far-ranging topics, all handled with knowledge and passion.

    Although he was bashed by Fantasy aficionados, I’m still a sucker for David Gemmell’s Druss The Legend series. Nothing too deep or complex… just good fun stories.

    Your site is now bookmarked, and I shall be checking back for another lesson soon 🙂

    • Fray, thanks for the David Gemmell suggestion. There are so many authors out there that without suggestions I miss a lot. So now I will go and investigate David. Visit any time. I really appreciate construction comments.

  7. Hi Helen !
    Very interesting Site ! I used to be a very big reader and sci-fi got some that time ! Hoping this works out great for you and I know subjects that you are passionate about make it much easier to work on them. They are also much more engaging for your readers ! Keep up the great work !
    Regards !
    Mike

    • Mike I am glad you find my site interesting. Now maybe I can inspire you to change that ‘used to be’ to ‘am’! This niche suites me to a T. I have travelled extensively in my life so far. I always spent time browsing science fiction and fantasy sections of book stores and libraries. Always as a matter of interest and also a way of constructively filling in time to wait for excitement to begin. I will welcome any future visit and comments from you.

      Cheers
      Helen

  8. Hi – Love your site, and yes, I was once a science fiction nut. I grew up in the 60’s, and some of my fav. shows were Lost in Space, and, of course, Star Trek! …Yes.. I was an original Trekkie. lol… But, then … reality tends to set in, and these things took a backseat to reality.
    You’re right about the gadgets though! Even Dick Tracy had the ability to speak to his watch.. lol… Maybe this is why I’m kind of a nut about gadgets.. hmm.. Anyway, your site is interesting and informative, and yes, there are many products – especially art – that allows us to transcend our self-imposed limits. Good Stuff!

    • You Trekkie, Me too! Thanks for your comment I empath with it totally. I think the old shows were the best as the producers etc had to work without modern special effects equipment.

      On the other hand now-a-days we might as well be living Science Fiction with all these new gadgets. Prior to the 20th century people might have burned us all as witches!

      Here’s to new ideas and gadgets.

  9. Oh my nephew will LOVE this site. I am bookmarking it now! Thank you for the list of books. His birthday is around the corner so I might just have to get him one 🙂

    • Rachael, I am sure one of the books on the lists, or maybe, more would suit him. And books are wonderful birthday presents. I do have a Kobo eReader but still really like books better. At least with the eReader I can read at night without 1) getting out of bed and 2) turning the light on as my eReader is set on really low light. No shock to the eyes.

      Thanks for commenting and come for another visit and some potential discussions.

      Cheers
      Helen

  10. I love what you have written here, you have very similar interests to mine. I would like to add I am also a fan of Warehouse 13, Farscape and such like TV series…there aren’t enough of them. Thanks for your posts!

    • Michael, where do you watch these shows. We don’t seem to get them in Tasmania, unless they are on pay TV. We don’t have this as we read more than we watch TV. However we record as many others as we can and as a bonus we don’t have to watch the ads! Thanks for your comments.

  11. Helen, I just loved your website!! It’s obvious of your genuine love of reading- esp. in the the Science Fiction and Fantasy category. My husband and I love to read also (just about anything). Recently, timewise, we mainly read to our daughter. What with my new job and still doing my stuff online. Keep up the great work!! Really appreciate your efforts. You are an inspiration! Sherry

    • Sherry I love your comment. I too actually read just about anything. No Mills and Boon sort of stuff though unless I am marooned in the bush in the middle of a flood and they are the only books available. As I lived in Queensland bush during the devastating Cyclone Tracy in 1974 I certainly got rained in (although we lived far from Darwin) therefore I have read some of them but not by choice but by boredom.

      If you like reading and haven’t already done so I suggest you get a copy of a book by Gerald Durrell called Rosy is My Relative. It has nothing to do with my website but is a huge laugh. And I will say no more so not to ruin it.

      Please feel free to visit anytime and I look forward to commenting back and forth with you.

  12. Great website Helen…I really enjoyed reading your articles…very informative, I especially like the bit about how past inventions can predict the future…

    Your Review post was very informative, as well…I’ll be back soon…keep up the good work!!

    Florence

    • Florence thanks for visiting and commenting. Yes it is amazing how much we are discovering now is in fact a repeat. Either of Science Fiction or just plain history. For instance I believe the Chinese had bitumen (or similar) hundreds of years ago. We readers of Science Fiction are often forewarned about potential inventions as the authors have such good imaginations that the actual item can become fact.

  13. Hi, Helen, It´s amazing indeed how things showing up in sci-fi stories, sometimes happen for real ages or even only decades later. For example the tricorder in Startrek and the cell phone since the nineties. I enjoyed watching Startrek as there was no soap type of drama in it. The crew would coöperate to solve problems instead of scheming to create only more. Also loved reading M.K. Wren´s Phoenix Rebellion and the series about the Remillard family by Julian May. Both were so exciting I´d keep reading through the night lol.
    Best of luck with your website!

    • Tessa, you have really hit the nail on the head. I hate the scheming in anything. It is one reason I never watch soap operas or most talk back shows. Boring! Now Julian May is a big favourite of mine. After reading this I went and Googled her. And she is still alive, 85 now, so maybe another book or two will hit the market. I do hope so. Now I must look up MK Wren.

      Thanks for visiting. I must make a list of all the websites I like so I visit them again. My memory won’t stretch quite that far!

  14. Helen,
    Thank you so much for taking me back 3 decades to my teens when I used to read tons of sci-fi stories. They influenced my creativity and imagination, and helped me push the limits of what can be done waaay ahead of many people who had not read any of those stories.
    I don’t know now, but back then in Italy (where I come from) it was mandatory to read classical books at school, things like the Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri – which could be labelled as sci-fi from a certain point of view 😉 however I think that young people should be made to read books from different kinds of literature, and sci-fi should definitely be one of them.
    I’ll be coming back to check out on your updates.
    Cheers, Alma

    • Alma, thanks for visiting and commenting on my site. Yes I too read Dante and many classics, including many children classics that can only be classified as fantasy. Some are frowned upon now, such as the Water Babies, but when written were on ‘the signs and styles’ of the time.

      I like a big variety of literature so don’t limit myself to this topic. And as long as there is a touch of humour I am hooked.

      See you around and look forward to any return visit and comments.

  15. What a great site for science fiction fans! I know what you mean, I always wonder why people are not interested in the mysteries of the universe! Science Fiction can be so much fun, love it too. It is so much fun to take a vacation from life and go take an adventure somewhere! Thanks for sharing your ideas and resources!

    • You’re welcome Debbie. I often think I must branch out into other literary topics. I go to bookstores, spend an hour or so in them and walk out with, wait for it, science fiction and fantasy books. I must admit though I like my fantasy with sharp edges.

      Taking a vacation from life is a necessary relaxation for me.

      See you around and feel free to visit anytime.\

      Cheers
      Helen

  16. Hi Helen
    I Love watching the syfy channel on tv, In fact that’s what I watch most of the time. You have given me many great authors and books that I have to read. Thank you so much!

    • Jeremy we don’t subscribe to pay TV so I can’t watch this sort of channel. But it is a certainty if I ever do join up. I watch few movies now as many of them are senseless and boring. Science Fiction and Fantasy can never be boring if it is well done. Confusing yes. Dark yes (ie Blade Runner). I am afraid that some new ones that depend almost totally on special effects do leave me wondering why the movie was made but you can’t win them all. Now sit down and start reading because the list is never ending.

      Thanks for commenting and feel free to come back anytime.

      Cheers
      Helen

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