Book Review: Glory Road

Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein 1963. 294 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Summary: When "Scar" Gordon read a personals ad promising "very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger", with physical requirements, except for the part about being "handsome", that fit him to a T, he answered it,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Choice of the Cat

Choice of the Cat by E. E. Knight 2004. 344 pages. Series: The Vampire Earth, Book 2 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Speculative, Dystopian My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary: The alien Reapers have ruled Earth for forty-five years. David Valentine is a member of the human resistance, who is now being... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 348 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 2 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Pale Highway

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley 2015.  400 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 425 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 1 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V3: The Dialectic of Agony

The Dialectic of Agony by Kent Wayne 2017. 401 pages. Series: Echo, Volume 3 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  While Crusader Kischan Atriya fights to keep his life and sanity, his mentor Chrysalis Verus undertakes a perilous journey across the wilds of Echo. Their separate paths... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V.2, The Taste of Ashes

Echo: Volume 2, The Taste of Ashes by Kent Wayne 2016 298 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Most of us change gradually—over the course of decades. For Crusader Atriya, it will happen in a single, agonizing day. On the edge of a decaying cityscape, Atriya struggles to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V.1, Approaching Shatter

Echo: Volume 1, Approaching Shatter by Kent Wayne 2015 206 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary:  In the late 21st century, humanity left Earth due to multiple resource shortcomings aggravated by an acceleration in climate change. They settled Echo, a planet that was nearly a carbon copy of... Continue Reading →

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