Tag: science fiction

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
September 2, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Ready Player One Genre: Science Fiction Author: Ernest Cline Rating: 4.6 In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital

The Man of Cloud 9 by Adam Dreece
August 26, 2017 Book Reviews Heidi Angell

Title: The Man of Cloud 9 Genre: Science Fiction Author: Adam Dreece Rating: 4.3 Seventy years from now, climate change has damaged the world, and civilization has lost its appetite for radical dreamers and innovation. Niko Rafaelo believes that the key to our future lies in revisiting a banned technology, and binding it with the

Dolor and Shadow by Angela B. Chrysler
July 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Dolor and Shadow Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author: Angela B. Chrysler Rating: 4.2 As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it

Book Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
June 17, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Maskerade (Discworld #18) Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor Author: Terry Pratchett Rating: 4.6 The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence — some would even say lucky — until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of

Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
June 3, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: All the Birds in the Sky Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/ Author: Charlie Jane Anders Rating: 3.9 An ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go war as the world from tearing itself. To further complicate things, each of the groups’ most promising followers (Patricia, a brilliant witch and Laurence, an engineering “wunderkind”) may just be

Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi
April 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Redshirts Author: John Scalzi Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.9 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
March 11, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian Amazon rating: 4.4 stars If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone

Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony
January 28, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Service Goat Author: Piers Anthony Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.7 stars Orphaned and blind seven-year-old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary powers. Ben Hemoth is a down-on-his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a

Luck of the Grave by Stephanie Reisen
November 19, 2016 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Wess found himself in a world of trouble when he stole from Auslin, an influential man in the kingdom of Neldore. Trapped in an old, sealed off sewer beneath the city of Hezelle, he could not find a way out. The single gem he made off with began to shine with a blue light when

R.E. birth by Thomas W. Everson
November 12, 2016 Book Reviews Kat Avila

A man faces death after an attack, but his life is spared when time travelers Ami and Agatha nurse him back to life. When he awakes in their home he’s disoriented and can’t remember who he is or what happened. Fearing the unknown attacker, he adventures through time as an escape, but doesn’t realize the