Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Oxford dictionary defines science fiction as ‘fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.’

OtherEarth – Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Jason Segel is an actor and a writer. Segel wrote and starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and cowrote Disney’s The Muppets, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Segel’s film credits include The End of the Tour; I Love You, Man; Jeff Who Lives At Home;Knocked Up; and The Five-Year Engagement, among others. On television, Segel starred on How I Met Your Mother, as well as Freaks and Geeks. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Nightmares! series—Nightmares!; Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic;Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby; and Everything You Need to Know About Nightmares! and How to Defeat ThemOtherEarth is his second novel for young adults.

Kirsten Miller lives and writes in New York City. She is the author of the acclaimed Kiki Strike books, the New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones, and How to Lead a Life of CrimeOtherEarth is the sixth novel Kirsten has written with Jason Segel.

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A Good Night for Shooting Zombies – Jaco Jacobs

Jaco Jacobs is the most popular and prolific children’s book author in Afrikaans. He has published more than 140 books and over a million copies have been sold. Jaco is also a well-known columnist, blogger, freelance journalist and translator. He lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Kobus Geldenhuys is an award-winning translator who received the South African Academy for Arts and Science prize for Translated Children’s and Youth Literature in Afrikaans for his translation of the third book in Cressida Cowell’s popular children’s series How To Train Your Dragon in Afrikaans. He is also the translator of many Harry Potter titles.

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