ATTENTION WRITERS - Here is your chance to share your work. Send us your short stories to be published on-line. Click here for details Don't Delay

LATEST UPDATES


May 20



May
Book Pick
of the Month




May 17



May 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook,
Illustrated Corner and
Voices From the Past


May 1, 2018
Updated Convention Listings

April
Book Pick
of the Month




April 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook,
Illustrated Corner and
Voices From the Past


April 1, 2018
Updated Convention Listings and
Rocky Horror Picture Show



Previous Updates

WesternSFA


The Martian
By Andy Weir
Crown, $15.00, 400pp
Published: October 2014

Back cover: A mission to Mars, a freak accident, one man’s struggle to survive.

When a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, astronaut. Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mar’s surface, completely alone.

Armed with nothing but his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength –Mark embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

This is a great book to read. It show us the never-ending battle against the planet Mars viewed through one man’s outlook for the positive in everything that goes wrong as well as what goes right.  His fight to live as well as to leave Mars alive is epic. I read the book and also saw the movie. Both are worth the time. The book is more detailed and covers the science very well. The movie is so close to the book that only a few chapters were skipped. ~~ CLD

Click here for another review of The Martian

Follow us

for notices on new content and events.

to The Nameless Zine,
a publication of WesternSFA




Our Columns:

The Book Nook
Reviews of the latest in science fiction and fantasy

The Illustrated Corner
Reviews of the latest in Manga and Graphic Novels

Odds and Ends
Reviews of non-genre items our staff enjoyed
(Can be books, movies, TV shows or music)

Voices from the Past
Reviews of genre books from the past (at least 20 years old)
and those which are Out of Print but still wonderful to read

A Chat with
Interviews with people of interest
Current Interview: Brandon Sanderson

Author Appearance & News
This page lists author signings and appearances, convention news
and any other events we think might interest our readers.

Reel Talk
Reviews of current genre movies in the theater
and favorite and new DVD releases

A Tale Told Thusly
A place for new and established writers to show off their short stories

Trivia Contests

In Remembrance
Memories of those who have passed on



WesternSFA Main Page

Links of Interest

Email Us

Disclaimer

Copyright ©2005-2018 All Rights Reserved
(Note that external links to guest web sites are not maintained by WesternSFA)
Comments, questions etc. email WebMaster