Category Archives: Science Fiction

Review: A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Simon451 (October 7, 2014) ISBN: 9781476776521 Source: Publisher When Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts experiencing fits of screaming and terror, child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is called in for consultation. Maanik was recently witness to an assassination attempt against her father and Caitlin is certain the […]

Audiobook Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

  Program Type: Audiobook Listening Length: 13 hours and 24 minutes Publisher: Hachette Audio (September 16, 2014) Source: Library Detroit Detective Gabriella Versado is used to unusual cases. Her latest, however, goes beyond anything she’s ever seen. The body of a teen boy is somehow fused to the body of a deer. Unfortunately, this is just the […]

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Hardcover: 608 pages Publisher: Simon Pulse (September 23, 2014) ISBN: 9781481422345 Source: Publisher   Darcy Patel is a teenage girl won’t be heading off to college like most of her peers. Instead, thanks to the success of a book she wrote in just 30 days, she’s off to New York to pursue her writing career.  […]

Review: A Better World by Marcus Sakey

Series: The Brilliance Saga, Book Two (Book 2) Paperback: 390 pages Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (June 17, 2014) ISBN: 9781477823941 Source: Publisher The world first became aware of the brilliants in 1980. Approximately 1% of the world’s population were born with gifts that set them apart from everyone else. At a young age, children are tested for special abilities. If […]

Review: The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon (Audiobook)

Listening Length: 16 hours and 23 minutes Version: Unabridged Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. (April 8, 2014) Source: Publisher (via Audiobook Jukebox) The death of print is eminent. Books, magazines and newspapers have been replaced by Memes, handheld devices that are not only communication tools but sensitive enough to sense our every want. It is also connected to […]

Review: Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 10, 2014) ISBN-10: 0385537093 Source: Publisher In Robopocalypse, humankind was at war with robots. The world as we know it is destroyed, a pathetic wreckage of what once existed. Once Archos, a “super” robot is destroyed, civilization has the potential to recover. . .or so they think. Copies of Archos were […]

Frightful Friday: Runner by Patrick Lee

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. This week’s featured title is the audiobook production of Runner by Patrick Lee: Listening Length: 8 hours and 39 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Macmillan Audio (February 18, 2014) Source: Personal copy Sam Dryden is […]

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Crown (February 11, 2014) ISBN-10: 0804139024 Source: Publisher Mark Watney is one of several astronauts making up the crew of the Ares 3 mission to Mars. Just days into their mission, the Acidalia region is hit by a dust storm. Believed to be killed during the storm, Mark is left…alone…on Mars.  […]

Mini-Review: Ex-Purgatory by Peter Clines

Series: Ex Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Broadway Books (January 14, 2014) ISBN-10: 0804136610 Source: Publisher George Bailey is your average, everyday kind of guy. During the day, he works as a handyman at a local community college. His nights, however, are filled with magnificent dreams in which he’s a super hero, battling hordes of zombies. […]

Audiobook Review: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Age Range: 10 and up Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition (April 10, 2007) ISBN-10: 0061341045 Source: Personal copy Twelve-year-old Stephanie is confused when, after her eccentric uncle passes away, she is on the list to attend the reading of the will. There, a stranger appears, a man bundled up in a scarf, coat, and hat.  He’s […]