book review

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

Erika Farrah2 days ago
'Leia, Princess of Alderaan'
As a die hard Star Wars fan I will always find new ways to learn more about the universe George Lucas created, including cosplaying as Princess Leia herself. It is one of my favorite things to do, and...
K.E. Lanning8 days ago
Review of Author Cixin Liu's 'Supernova Era'
Cixin Liu’s latest work, Supernova Era (launching this October & published by Tor Books), begins with a terrifying event—eight light-years from Earth, a dying star explodes into a supernova. Undetecte...
Lindsey Keefer2 months ago
'Ubik' Review (Spoiler-Free)
Going into reading Ubik, all I knew was that Philip K. Dick was its author and that it was some kind of science fiction. Unlike other editions of the book, the cover of my copy shows not a spray can o...
Matthew Kresal2 months ago
'The Lives of Captain Jack: Volume 2' Review
For fans of 21st-century Doctor Who, few characters have left an impact the way Captain Jack Harkness has. Played by the incomparable John Barrowman and introduced in 2005's "The Empty Child"/"The Doc...
Selena Vazquez2 months ago
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 9)
Stephen Hawking made the statement, “Intelligence is central to what it means to be human.” This statement stood out to me because I never really thought about intelligence that way, it was just somet...
Selena Vazquez2 months ago
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 7)
Hawking postulates, "The clock and its movements are, of course, entirely symbolic but I feel compelled to point out that such an alarming warning from other scientists, prompted at least in part by t...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Tobias Cabral's 'Night Music'
Well, it's not quite rock 'n' roll, but there's definitely crucial music in Tobias Cabral's short 2009 novel (136 pages) Night Music, which is all about what happens at Zubrin Base on Mars. And there'...
Selena Vazquez2 months ago
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 6)
In terms of this chapter, I do believe that time travel is currently not real, but I think there is still a chance that it might exist one day. I personally do not think we will ever see it actually m...
Selena Vazquez2 months ago
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 4)
One of the statements Hawking made was, “They offer to behave better or be kinder if only they can get an A-grade for a course or pass their driving test.” This statement stood out to me because I am ...
Kristin Wilson2 months ago
Exploring the Second Insight
The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield is a riveting adventure novel that uses the tale of one man's adventure through the virgin forests and ancient ruins of Peru in search of an ancient manuscrip...
Selena Vazquez2 months ago
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 2)
Yes, I agree that the universe had a beginning, but I am not entirely sure what that beginning looks like. I am looking forward to future scientific discoveries that can shed a light on how exactly th...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of David Walton's 'Three Laws Lethal'
David Walton's newest novel, Three Laws Lethal—title inspired by Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics—begins with what certainly is an ethical quandary that typifies our increasingly AI-driven age, i...
Selena Vazquez2 months ago
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 1)
I believe faith plays a role in this chapter because he is answering the question about whether there is a God or not; evidence is highly important because the author is using scientific evidence to a...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of J. Neil Schulman's 'The Fractal Man'
Alternate realities have become something of a vogue in science fiction, especially on television with Fringe and Counterpart. I've even tried my hand at it in a few short stories such as "The Other C...
Sasha Konikovo5 months ago
10 True Stories About Alien Abductions That Will Have You Believing
Imagine being able to be one of first humans in history to meet an intelligent life form from another planet. Cool, right? Most people like the idea of meeting aliens in theory, but the truth is, we w...
Ada Zuba5 months ago
History in Fantasy Books
I am a huge fan of fantasy books, whether they be for children, teens or adults. I like to indulge in the fantasy worlds and get to know them. However, once you get older and you read these books you ...
Tom Baker5 months ago
No Man an Island
"A lifetime of service in a vast effort of war, the whole of which he could never comprehend. He, who had sworn never again to so much as think of an instrument of war, who had hated the scheming and ...
Mimo le Singe7 months ago
Mimo Reads: 'Once Upon a Story You've Always Been Told' (2018)
I first heard about this little book in passing on YouTuber Lilly Singh's (AKA iiSuperwomanii's) Instagram back in August, and though I had been since genuinely interested in checking it out, I had si...