CHILDREN OF THE MIND by Orson Scott Card | Review

Children of the Mind is the fourth and final novel in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quartet. This series begins with the well-known Ender's Game, which tells the story of a young boy recruited and trained to be part of the International Fleet seeking to destroy the alien "buggers" that are a threat to Earth. The series was originally … Continue reading CHILDREN OF THE MIND by Orson Scott Card | Review

A Classic Couple: Frankenstein and Jurassic Park

Do you like science fiction? I hope so, because this week's Classic Couple feature highlights two famous science fiction novels that have made it to the big screen: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park (1990). Dangers of science || A major theme of both of these novels is the fact that humankind does not and cannot have … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Frankenstein and Jurassic Park

TIMELINE by Michael Crichton | Review

Every now and then you read a book that blurs the lines between genres, categorization, and explanation. Leave it to the fantastic writer Michael Crichton to create such a memorable novel! Set in both medieval Europe and contemporary United States, Timeline straddles science fiction and historical fiction as it blends time travel and centuries-old ruins into one … Continue reading TIMELINE by Michael Crichton | Review

A Classic Couple: 1984 and Illuminae

It's time for another Classic Couple, a feature inspired by a past Top Ten Tuesday list. George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 is known for being an unsettling masterpiece of dystopian fiction. Its literary influence spans decades since its initial publication in 1949, as shown by the many elements it shares with contemporary fiction such as … Continue reading A Classic Couple: 1984 and Illuminae

SPHERE by Michael Crichton | Review

Creepy underwater adventures? A dysfunctional team of professionals? Possible alien activity? If this isn't a recipe for a chilling sci-fi story then I don't know what is! Last summer Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park immediately became one of my favorite science fiction novels. Eager for more, I decided to read another one of his highly praised … Continue reading SPHERE by Michael Crichton | Review

ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.” As soon as I saw Illuminae on a shelf in the library I couldn’t resist immediately picking it up. The physical design of this book deserves a thunderous round of … Continue reading ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Book Review: XENOCIDE

Author: Orson Scott Card Number of Pages: 592 Publisher: Tor Books Release Date: 1991 "The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find … Continue reading Book Review: XENOCIDE

Book Review: TEN LITTLE ALIENS

Author: Stephen Cole Number of Pages: 305 Publisher: BBC Books Release Date: 2002 "Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. They are the empire's most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy. But is … Continue reading Book Review: TEN LITTLE ALIENS