If you blended together science-fiction, alien invasion video games and 80's rock, then Armada is the sweet milkshake you'd get; the story of Zack Lightman's journey from gamer to war hero, sprinkled with ample nerd-tastic references.
The spellbinding conclusion to the Inheritance Cycle, Inheritance wraps up the saga of Eragon, the farm boy turned dragon rider. The final conflict with Galbatorix approaches, and Eragon and Saphira must be ready for the showdown that will decide the fate of Alagaesia. Paolini has created a rich and deep world of fantasy, one that can be appreciated by all, from children to adults. A must read for fans of Lord Of The Rings and The Shannara Chronicles.
Soap Rocks? It may sound weird, but these bars of soap smell great and look awesome. With the variety of colors and patterns offered, there's a bar that's right for everyone.
I'm a journal addict, and I absolutely love this line of journals. They offer a variety of color and cover types, and the slim size makes it easy to carry with you for jotting notes on the go. This particular one has such a wonderful nature feel, and gets me inspired to go out into the natural world and write.
This candle might just be my new favorite. The aroma brings to mind sweet spring afternoons among giant redwoods, and brings about a sense of relaxation and comfort. The packaging is also very aesthetically pleasing, with the natural wood design and octagon shape.
The penultimate book in the world renowned series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince picks up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they enter one of the darkest chapters of their adventures. Voldemort is gaining power, terror strikes everywhere, and teenage angst and hormones are beginning to take their toll. One of my personal favorites of the series, both for the portrayal of the woes of being 16 and the ever darkening world Harry and the gang find themselves in.
Journals are always fun, and who doesn't want one with a beautiful night sky on it? The quote on the outside is just as inspiring as the artwork, so whether you're journaling about yesterday's adventures or writing down the next bestseller, this hardback journal will work for you.
More famous for The Chronicles of Narnia and his writings on faith, C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy is a vastly underrated and underappreciated series. Out Of The Silent Planet sets the stage for this grand adventure, placing the protagonist, Dr. Ransom, on the strange and unknown Mars, also known as Malacandra by its inhabitants. Weaving science fiction with philosphy and an examination of humanity, this book is an excellent choice for any Lewis or sci-fi enthusiast.
Seeing the finished product is always fantastic, but being able to see parts of the creative product beforehand adds even more depth to a movie experience. Art Of Star Wars goes deep into the process of how the vision for the latest Star Wars film came to be what it is today. A great choice for die-hard fans, but easily appreciated by anyone interested in the design work that goes into a film.
Paperweights are useful, but can also be great to look at. Glass Eye Studio has taken their paper weights to a completely different galaxy. The Whirlpool Galaxy is part of the Celestial Series, which explores various parts of the solar system and beyond in varies works of glass art. Each piece is handmade by an artist, and each piece they produce contains ash from the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption; talk about a conversation starter. A fine addition to any coffee table or desk.
A classic science fiction novel, Ender's Game has been read by many in the almost 40 years since its release. Following the story of Ender, a rare 3rd child in his family, who becomes a savior of sorts for humanity in their war against the "buggers". With innovative technology, twists and turns, and compelling characters, Ender's Game is one of those books you'll find yourself reading again and again with as much captivation as the time before.