Showing posts from October, 2010

Wonders of the Solar System

Life in Europa's underground ocean?

A wonderful clip about how we can predict existence of water in the Solar System, on Europa, one of moons of Jupiter.

The Dragonriders of Pern

As a teenager I felt in love with science fiction stories. But we had to wait long time for many books to be translated and publish in Poland; I not sure why some of them were on a kind of censor list. On this list were such works like the trilogy of dragonriders from Pern and even Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

I would like to introduce these great books to any learner of English; the world of Pern will take us into fantastic journey with dragons, Threads, ex-Earth colony, telepathy and English language. And language in the books is not an easy one; it takes us to the highest level of formal written forms with its whole diversity and flexibility, making the process of reading maybe not the simple task but yet the pleasure of reading is double by it. 

We may find some audio recordings on youtube, tasting slowly the delight of immersing into this literature.

Book One of Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey


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