Tag: sci fi

Dec 31

Book Review: The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi What’s better than futuristic dystopian sci-fi? Futuristic dystopian sci-fi set in Thailand, a country I know very little about. The premise is that agro-conglomerates have engineered the world’s foodstuffs so that anything other than the strains owned and patented by the major corporate overlords will develop a blight that …

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Oct 25

Book Review: The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi If someone wants to make the case that the novella is the perfect length for a sci-fi story, John Scalzi will undoubtedly find his work in the “pro” column. This novella takes a simple premise–murder victims come back to life–and explores it. The main character is a dispatcher, someone hired …

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Jul 04

Book Review: Geek Feminist Revolution

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley This is not the sort of book I generally read–collections of political essays–but I picked it up on a whim while waiting in line at the bookstore and got hooked from a random essay in the middle. It was one of those “right place, right time” kind of …

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Dec 01

Book Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro I read THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, and was blown away by how spot-on the English butler felt, so I picked this up, having no idea what it was about. It took me a good half a chapter before I realized there was anything science-fiction or dystopian about …

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Oct 28

Book Review: Ancillary Mercy

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie I’m not sure if this is the weakest book of the three or if the thing that blew me away in the first book was the unusual premise and by now it no longer feels weird. By book three, I’m starting to figure out how the ship crew are sorted …

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