book review

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

HB Rich7 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 Levinson7 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 Grube8 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 Kresal8 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 Wong8 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 Fisher8 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 Baker9 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 Rose9 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 Rose10 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 Kresal10 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. Lanning10 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 Piland10 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...
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 year 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 Pierrea year 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 Sowersa year 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...