As booksellers who love real books printed on paper the advent of e-books has not been a welcome development. And the Kindle in particular as it binds users in to a certain dominant online retailer. Here’s a couple of anti-Kindle limericks which I hope may cause a smile.   A spy novel

A paper book is a wondrous thing No batteries are needed You can shelve it for a hundred years Then take it down and read it.   You can read it in the bath tub You can read it on the train You can read it when the sun is bright You can read it in the rain.   It

Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, George Orwell, Doris Lessing, Jonathan Swift. What have these writers got in common? One answer is that they are all writers of science fiction…..yet none would feature in most lists of science fiction writers and in bookshops and libraries you are unlikely to find them in the science