Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts

Month in review

Book Reviews:
Blake's Therapy by Ariel Dorfman
Bleach 8 by Tite Kubo
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Death's Acre by Bill Bass and John Jefferson
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin
The Eight Nights of Hanukkah by Judy Nayer
Opposites by Eric Carle
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
A Little Twist of Texas by Linda Raven Moore
Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Olivia... And the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer
On the First Night of Chanukah by Cecily Kaiser
Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain
Tommy's Tale by Alan Cumming
Velocity by Dean Koontz
Women of the Ukiyo-e by Ming-Ju Sun

FSF Reviews:
Balancing Accounts James L. Cambias
Bread and Circus by Steven Popkes
It's a Wonderful Life by Michaela Roessen
Mars: A Traveler's Guide by Ruth Nestvold
Memoirs of the Witch Queen by Ron Goulart
Mystery Hill by Wendy Walker
Petri Parousia by Matthew Hughes
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
The Quest for Creeping Charlie by James Powell
Retrospect by Ann Miller

Miscellaneous:
641 Reviews
Boys and Girls
Caligula
Sand Therapy

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Bread and Circus

FSF FebruaryBread and Circus: 01/31/08

The fifth story in the February issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine is called "Bread and Circus" and is written by Steven Popkes.

Bread and circus refers in this case to the choice Mike must make between paying attention to coaching during the championship game or helping his wife chose a color for the room she's remodeling.

The game versus home theme is a fairly common one and by itself not one that shouts either fantasy or science fiction. It's the game itself that sets this story apart; it is soccer played with miniature dinosaurs.

The concept of DinoBall sounds silly but Steven Popkes sells it. His characters are so firmly grounded in their world and their careers that the story works.

| | |

Comments (0)





Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: