Top 5 Science Fiction

Here we go again with Top 5 Tuesdays, after a small hiatus this weekend to get my head back in order! As always, we're hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. I haven't always been the biggest fan of science fiction, but something about that changed just a few years ago, probably when I started … Continue reading Top 5 Science Fiction

Book Review: “Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures,” edited by Elly Blue

Where do I even begin with this one? Honestly, though. I haven't reviewed a short story collection on here before, and I'm not sure where to start. How about some backstory? Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures seems, at first glance, an incredibly niche genre to be writing for. In some ways, … Continue reading Book Review: “Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures,” edited by Elly Blue

Book Review: “Ex-Heroes” by Peter Clines

How would superheroes react to the zombie apocalypse? That's the question behind Peter Clines's Ex-series, the first of which is Ex-Heroes. Before the arrival of the zombie horde, ordinary humans wake up with the realization that they've gained superpowers of some sort. There's the man who can generate electricity (who, slight spoiler alert, is hooked up to … Continue reading Book Review: “Ex-Heroes” by Peter Clines

Book Review: “The Martian” by Andy Weir

"I'm [expletive.]" That's how Andy Weir's The Martian begins, with the titular human-martian, Mark Watney, stranded on Mars after a dust storm convinced his team members he was dead as they evacuated the planet. Now, with no way to "phone home," he has to figure out how to survive the several years until the next Mars … Continue reading Book Review: “The Martian” by Andy Weir

Book Review: “Illuminae” by Kaufman & Kristoff (#TheReadingQuest)

I decided to change a few things around for my #TheReadingQuest challenge. Mostly, I saw this book on the shelf at the library where Mom works and changed my "Book With a One-Word Title" to Illuminae instead of Magyk. I read it all in one day, so I guess I can go ahead and check that book off … Continue reading Book Review: “Illuminae” by Kaufman & Kristoff (#TheReadingQuest)

Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

I hope you've got enough money saved up, because once the apocalypse hits, you're going to need to buy the best virtual reality gaming system out there. Toss your student loan debt out the window (not that that government institution is still functioning...I hope), because you need to be ready to compete in the world's biggest … Continue reading Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

Review: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi

Last week I reviewed The Android's Dream by Scalzi and declared it to be one of my favorite books, not only because of the humor, but because of Scalzi's attention to detail with the alien races. Old Man's War was written before AD, but it doesn't read like it. I blew through this novel in about four hours … Continue reading Review: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi