book review

Books reviews of the best science fiction stories, texts, educational texts, and journals.

Xara B. Williams17 days ago
When’s in Society
"My name is Tally Youngblood..." "M A K E M E P R E T T Y" X A R A W I L L I A M S When in Society: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld In his "back-to-the-future" outlook on societal world transformation, Ugl...
Erika Farraha month ago
'The Valiant'
The romanticism of Rome. The ferociousness of the gladiator pits and the ancient Celtic warriors. A tale of old loves lost and new ones found. This is the story Lesley Livingston tells in the first of...
Kailah Pierre2 months ago
'Beastly'
Looks aren't everything Now we all know the famous tale of Beauty and the Beast. A beautiful young women name Belle gives up her freedom to save her father and is forced to live with a beast. Over time they begin to love each other, the beast turns into a handsome prince and they live Happily Ever After. Beastly is basically the same thing but with a modern twist. The only difference is that Beastly captures more the emotion of the beast and less of the girl. The main character, Kyle Kingsbury, ...
Marketta Sowers2 months ago
Book Review: 'Kelly Titan'
This review is on the book: Kelly Titan. This book follows the adventures of Kelly Titan on the dry, sand-filled planet of Quill. After waking up alone in the desert with no memory, Kelly must not onl...
Nicola P. Young2 months ago
Best Children's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books
It's hard for some kids to read—it can seem boring, difficult, and a chore. Adults too, perhaps even more so. But in either case, the key to creating voracious readers is finding them the right books—...
Stanley Gray2 months ago
Need a Great Summer Read? This Epic Fantasy Novel Is It
Chaos reigns. In a remote island kingdom, a tyrannical king indulges his basest desires. He murders for pleasure and terrorizes the peasants who have built his empire with their backs. Yet, the king’s...
K.E. Lanning2 months ago
Review of Naomi Alderman's 'The Power'
Never one to be pigeon-holed, Naomi Alderman is a British novelist, game writer, and radio host. Her debut novel, Disobedience, published in 2006, immerses the reader into an Orthodox Jewish community...
KayCee K3 months ago
3 Sea Themed YA Books to Read This Summer!
Summer is one of the best times to get lost in a book. There's nothing like ticking off books on your reading list. But here are three books that need to be on your summer list this year because they ...
Steve Cotterill3 months ago
Ten Amazing Urban Fantasy Novels You Should Read
Urban Fantasy is a literary subgenre of Fantasy Fiction, but rather than focusing on big swords, magic rings, and squabbles over who gets to be King, it’s an entirely more modern focused affair. Set i...
George Herman4 months ago
Science Fiction Novels That Have Predicted the Future
Albert Einstein stated that time travel could never be possible for humans, but these following authors looked past this very notion and went beyond their times to a place more realistic than that of ...
Paul Levinson5 months ago
Shout-Out to Jack Dann and Joseph F. Patrouch
This came up at Monday's conference on Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion, which I organized at Fordham University. It arose in my answer to a question I...
Salvador Lorenz5 months ago
Best Science Fantasy Authors
The art of science fiction is that it can be, and simply represent, pretty much anything within or without the boundary of reality. Imagination, in this regard, is free and open for practically any fo...
Matthew Kresal5 months ago
He Wanted to Believe
Crashed spaceships. Alien abductions. Cattle mutilations. Bases that don't officially exist like Dulce Base in New Mexico. Thanks to countless movies and TV shows, these conspiracy theories regarding ...
E. J.6 months ago
Every Reason Why You Shouldn't Read the 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Series
Who hasn't heard of the book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams? Or at least the movie of the same name? For those who raised their hands, the first book and the movie follow Arthur Den...
Ossiana Tepfenhart6 months ago
2018 Nebula Award Nominees Are Coming to You in Audiobook Format!
Sci-fi has very few awards that are solely dedicated to the genre, and of those awards, none are quite as esteemed as the Nebula Awards. Ever since Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America present...
K.E. Lanning7 months ago
Review of Adam Roberts’ 'The History of Science Fiction'
I’m a long-time fan of science fiction. I love the genre in its ability to expand the reader’s mind into the ‘what-if.’ I ran across a review Adam Roberts had published on Margaret Atwood, while I was...
Matthew Kresal7 months ago
Review: 'Silver Screen Saucers'
2017 marked seventy years of the modern UFO phenomenon began with the sighting of pilot Kenneth Arnold and the still controversial events at Roswell, New Mexico. For much of time (indeed beginning wit...
Pouria Nazemi8 months ago
'Artemis': A Book Review
Andy Weir’s Artemis is an adventure story that happens on the moon. While the science foundation and accuracy of this book are as strong as his last blockbuster novel, The Martian, the characters are ...