book review

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

Tom Baker6 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 Rose6 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 Rose7 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 Kresal8 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. Lanning8 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 Piland8 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. Williams10 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 Farrah10 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...
Kailah Pierre10 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 Sowers10 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. Younga year 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 Graya year 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. Lanninga year 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 Ka year 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 Cotterilla year 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 Hermana year 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 Levinsona year 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 Lorenza year 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...