book review

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

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...
Matthew Kresala year 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 ...
Elijah Jamesa year 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...
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. Lanninga year 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 Kresal2 years 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 Nazemi2 years 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 ...
Salvador Lorenz2 years ago
Best Frank Herbert Books of All Time
Herbert's mastery of science fiction proves to be known and is drawn out most influentially throughout his library of various titles. In them, among the pages he sweeps with psychedelic philosophy and...
Matthew Kresal2 years ago
Review - 'Faction Paradox: This Town Will Never Let Us Go'
Nearly a decade ago, I attended a panel at the Chicago TARDIS convention on the topic of the novels of the wilderness years of Doctor Who (i.e. that time period between 1989 and 2005 when there was no...
Crow Zing 2 years ago
Book Review: 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'
One of Dick's most famous and beloved works to date, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? is about a world where androids called Nexus-6 become a part of the world; there are rogue robots who have hum...
Best Science Fiction Books for Teens to Read
Science fiction is one of the most popular genres of literature thanks to the way that so many sub-genres can fit under the sci-fi umbrella. Nearly everyone, especially teens, since young adults are v...