Tag: science fiction

  1. Book Review: The Clone Codes

    The Clone Codes by Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack, and John McKissack I wanted to like this book. I’m always on the lookout for good young adult science fiction, and this looked perfect: a future where clones are created as servants, with safeguards and restrictions genetically built in…

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  2. Book Review: The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction

    *The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction *Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology Edited by Gordon Van Gelder I cut my teeth at a young age on short science fiction, reading classic SFF stories in anthologies and in my father’s old magazines. So when I was offered a review copy of…

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  3. Cybils 2009 Finalists: Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction

    I served on the Cybils Round 1 panel for young adult fantasy and science fiction. We had 134 books nominated for the young adult half of the category alone, and the majority of them were excellent books. My committee had a hard time narrowing it down to only 7 finalists,…

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  4. Cybils Finalists: Middle-Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction

    I’m probably the last person to post these, but in case you missed them, here’s the fabulous list of Middle-Grade finalists in the Fantasy & Science Fiction category: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass Scholastic Nominated by: Maggi Idzikowski Amanda’s 11th birthday is the worst ever, and when…

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  5. Book Review: The Tomorrow Code

    The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner When New Zealand teens Tane and Rebecca start receiving coded messages from the future, they realize that the world is in trouble. As they begin to decipher the code, they discover that the messages come from their future selves – and contain a worrisome SOS.…

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  6. Middle grade fantasy & science fiction review roundup

    I’ve been busy these days reading YA SFF for the Cybils, and haven’t had much time to read the middle grade books. If you’re looking for good fantasy or science fiction for middle grade readers, Cybils panelist Charlotte has rounded up MG SFF reviews for the week…

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  7. Book Review: The Ask and The Answer

    The Ask and the Answer Chaos Walking, Book Two by Patrick Ness Warning: This review is slightly spoilerish to the first book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, so if you haven’t read that book, I recommend you stop now and read it first. I loved the first book,…

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  8. BEA: Interesting books part 1

    I’m always on the lookout for interesting small press and self-published books, and The Soulstealer War, by W. L. Hoffman, caught my interest. I chatted with the author at BEA for quite a while, and according to him, it’s an epic fantasy with SF elements, quantum physics, and…

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  9. Book Review: The Softwire: Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3

    The Softwire: Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3 by P. J. Haarsma Once again, J.T. and his friends from the seed ship Renaissance are being transfered to a new guarantor. The children are knudniks, indentured servants bound to work for four years on the Rings of Orbis. The guarantor owns…

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  10. New YA series from Orson Scott Card

    Orson Scott Card has signed with Simon Pulse for a new young adult science fiction series, to be published beginning in 2011. Although many of Card’s books are popular with a young adult audience, this is the first time that he’s written specifically with that audience in mind.…

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