Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

John Scalzi’s Agent to the Stars

Another fine post from guest reviewer Dylan …. For us Americans, with Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and any other number of ridiculously commercial pseudo-festive event-days that you … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno: Part I

Brother Guy Consolmagno is a planetary scientist, Jesuit brother and sci-fi enthusiast.  In addition to his own research, he is Co-ordinator for Public Relations at the Vatican Observatory and curator … Continue reading

November 10, 2010 · 12 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

The Foxes are looking to the heavens this week as they contemplate the really big issues: philosophy, religion, science and folk music. On Monday, Nikki wonders if philosophy really can … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

Grass by Sheri S Tepper

Guest reviewer Emma Barnes uncovers the themes at the heart of a science fiction classic. I discovered Sheri S Tepper by accident many years ago, when I picked up one … Continue reading

May 1, 2009 · 5 Comments

The most unkindest cut.

Being edited out of one blockbuster science fiction movie is unfortunate. Being edited out of two must begin to feel personal – but that’s exactly what happened to regular Vulpes … Continue reading

February 24, 2009 · 26 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

IT’S GEEK WEEK! It’s time to discover your inner geek. And if you thought that geeks were just sad Billy no-mates with regrettable  personal hygiene standards, zero dress sense and … Continue reading

February 22, 2009 · 3 Comments



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