book review

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

Ada Zuba2 hours 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 Baker18 days 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 Singe2 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...
HB Rich2 months ago
'Vampire Royals' Book Series Review
Brought to us by Leigh Walker, this series is a mix between 'The Selection' and 'Twilight' mixed in with its own flavor. It's about a royal family of vampires who are run out of their country by a dis...
HB Rich2 months ago
'Dragonfly' Book Review
"Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal. And he's not too pleased, either. She is used to a life of discipline, ritual, and sple...
Paul Levinson3 months ago
Review of Alec Nevala-Lee's 'Astounding'
One of the joys of reading on a Kindle (or, in my case, a Kindle app) is the ease of bookmarking. As one indication of how important, I found Alec Nevala-Lee's Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asim...
Michael Grube3 months ago
'The Expanse' (Novels) 1
I want to begin by saying that I stumbled across this series at a local bookstore that I patron. A wonderful store that sells new/used material at half the cost of a mainstream bookstore. The humorous...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
Lifting Off to 'The Calculating Stars'
All stories start with a simple question: "What if?" That is especially true of the alternate history genre where writers imagine versions of history where things might have been different. In it, wri...
Eddie Wong3 months ago
11 Books About UFOs That Will Make You Think
When you see a UFO sighting story, do you pick up the book, or scoff and walk onward? If you're one of those who have decided to flip open the pages, you know that these books are great for enthusiast...
Leigh Fisher3 months ago
Book Review: 'Planetfall' by Emma Newman
I recently finished Planetfall by Emma Newman and wanted to share a few thoughts on this intriguing high sci-fi novel. The story follows Ren, a scientist and engineer, who was a part of Earth’s first ...
Tom Baker4 months ago
A Benevolent Psychopathology
I recently had the dubious "pleasure" of listening to an audio of the novel Crash by the late J.G. Ballard, the New Wave science fiction author who turned, in the latter half of his career, to a close...
Amanda Rose4 months ago
The 2019 Sci-Fi We've Been Waiting For
I've said it before and I'll say it again: we need more science fiction! There's far from enough good sci-fi content available. Books, films, TV shows, video games—regardless of the media format, we n...
Amanda Rose5 months ago
5 Must Read Dystopian Novels!
Dystopian novels pique our interest and spark our imagination about the 'what if's' on society and survival. I love nothing more than a good dystopian novel to drift into. Dystopian novels have the op...
Matthew Kresal5 months ago
'Doctor Who: The Eyeless' Review
The return of Doctor Who to our screens in 2005 meant an end to fifteen years of ongoing literary adventures for the Time Lord. Though the novels spawned during that period were always technically "TV...
K.E. Lanning5 months ago
Review of Mary Doria Russell’s 'The Sparrow' Series - the 20th Anniversary
Author Mary Doria Russell was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, into a military family, her father a drill instructor in the Marines and her mother a nurse in the Navy. Raised a Catholic, she left the churc...
Richard Piland6 months ago
The 'Echo' Series, a Review
Kent Wayne's thrill ride of action and philosophy in the series he entitled “Echo" all culminate into this thought provoking finale. Even the title really encapsulates some of the ideas presented in t...
Xara B. Williams7 months 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 Farrah8 months 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...