Ever since my son was introduced to Harry Potter and Star Wars around the age of 6, he was hooked on fantasy and science fiction. As he grew older, I introduced him to Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, one of my all time favorites. We have watched every Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and nearly every Star Wars movie together (and some Marvel too). And I've loved every minute of sharing these interests with him!
If you have a science fiction and fantasy fan at home, you'll be excited about these new books from Thunderbay Press. They are perfect for last minute gifts for any science fiction/fantasy fan!
Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy is a gorgeous hard cover collection of ten novels and short stories from some of my favorite authors including Jules Vern, H.G. Wells, Jack London, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The book has lovely gold edged pages and an attached ribbon bookmark to keep your place on these adventures. It reminds me of those old books you find in thrift stores that have that special "old book" smell that a Kindle or e-reader can never replace (book lovers you know what I'm talking about!) While it is heavy like a textbook so you probably won't tote it around, it is great to have at home and on display in your home library.
Marvel fans will enjoy the Marvel: The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book. This is not the dot-to-dot you remember as a kid. It is an oversized paperback with a challenging collection of 20 dot-to-dot Marvel puzzles of Spiderman, Wolverine, The Hulk, Iron Man and more. The dots are seriously the most tiny I have ever seen! Although you may need a magnifying glass to assist in finding the numbers (us older visually challenged folks anyway), the challenge of putting the picture together is the fun part. And each page can be easily torn out for display in a frame if you choose.
Last but not least, A Bestiary of Tolkien Coloring is on trend with beasts and monsters from Middle-Earth. While this work is unofficial and not authorized by the Tolkien estate, it is an awesome collection of inspired art work. Coloring can be a relaxing stress reliever, and this coloring book is sophisticated and full of Tolkien awesomeness. You'll find familiar characters like Gollum, Smog, Orcs, and Uruk Hai as well as less familiar characters such as Beornings and Storm Giants.
Any of these titles will make a great gift for the science fiction/fantasy fan in your life this holiday! You can also find more gift ideas at Thunder Bay Press.
Which one is your favorite?
Where to Buy:
Classic Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy ($24.99), Marvel: The Amazing 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book ($14.99) and A Bestiary of Tolkien Coloring Book ($14.99) can be found in bookstores like Barnes and Noble and on Amazon.