Tag: science fiction

  1. Book Review: The 5th Wave

    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey The 1st Wave: Lights Out The 2nd Wave: Surf’s Up The 3rd Wave: Pestilence The 4th Wave: Silencer Plot: Nearly 7 billion people are dead, almost the entire population of the world, killed in four successive waves of destruction sent by the aliens.…

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  2. Book Review: Losers in Space

    Losers in Space by John Barnes Plot: In a future where celebrity status is regulated by the government, a group of teen celebrity offspring stowaway on a ship to Mars in order to get media attention and boost their recognition scores enough to qualify for celebrity status. To the teens,…

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  3. Book Review: Planesrunner

    Planesrunner Everness, Book One by Ian McDonald I decided to try a new format for my reviews. I hope this is a useful format. Plot: Everett Singh’s dad, a quantum physicist, is kidnapped off the street in view of Everett by three men in a black car. Later that…

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  4. 50 Essential Science Fiction Books, and my commentary

    Recently, AbeBooks posted a list by Richard Davies of 50 Essential Science Fiction Books. It’s a pretty good list, and I agree with many of the choices, but there are some changes I would make, and some books that I think should have been included. There were some constraints…

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  5. My Favorite Books that Didn't Make the Shortlist

    I used to think that the job of a book awards committee was to pick the best books of the year. After six years of serving on the Cybils Awards panel choosing the shortlist for science fiction & fantasy, I know differently. The truth is that there are any number…

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  6. Cybils 2012 Finalists Announced!

    It’s Cybils Finalist Day! The Cybils shortlists have been announced, and what a fabulous group of books! Go check them out! Here’s a list of the Fantasy/Science Fiction finalists: Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst Every Day by David…

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  7. Book Review: Redshirts

    Redshirts by John Scalzi As a newly-minted Ensign on the Universal Union flagship Intrepid, Andrew Dahl expects to be gopher and coffee-fetcher for his senior co-workers. What he doesn’t expect is that being the newest crew member will also make him most likely to die. Something strange is happening…

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  8. Charlie Kaufman to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go

    Charlie Kaufman to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go Lionsgate has selected Charlie Kaufman to adapt the first book in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy for film. Whenever I hear that a favorite book is being made into a film, I am simultaneously excited for the film, and worried…

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  9. The Pool of Fire by John Christopher

    The Pool of Fire by John Christopher The Pool of Fire is the third book in the Tripods series by John Christopher. I’m reposting my reviews in tribute to this great science fiction writer who died last week. Time is running short, and the final push to overthrow the…

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  10. The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher

    The City of Gold and Lead is the second book in the Tripods series by John Christopher. I’m reposting my reviews in tribute to this great science fiction author who died this week. Will and his friends have been living with the renegade community in the White Mountains, undergoing…

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