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reviewed Cinco de Mayo. August 07, 2011
Cinco de Mayo
This is the story of present-day Earth that is changed forever. It happens in the blink of an eye.      At approximately 10:20 PM on May 5, all 6 billion people on Earth get a blinding …
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land. July 31, 2011
posted in Ubergizmo
Stranger in a Strange Land
  In retrospect, Robert A. Heinlein's STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND seems quaintly sub-adult in its message, not much of a story, a very average "didactic" novel. In its decade, be it …
reviewed 1984 (novel). February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
1984 (British first edition)
There are very few writers whose work has been so profound that their names have become adjectives. Shakespearean. Kafkaesque. Orwellian.      1984 remains George Orwell's greatest …
reviewed Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). November 28, 2010
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
This review is for the audio book from narrated by Emily Gray. Emily Gray was a wonderful narrator and did an amazing job of bringing these outrageous characters to life.      …
reviewed The Iron King. November 13, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Meghan Chase's birthday is tomorrow. Sweet sixteen. It rolls off the tongue promising magic, romance and opportunity. It's the age when girls become princesses and go to dances. Sixteen is when …
reviewed The Chrysalids. October 15, 2010
The Chrysalids
At a time in some unspecified distant future after a nuclear war has left much of the world a barren, poisonous wasteland, David Strorm, Sophie Wender and Rosalind Morton live in Waknuk, a small agriculturally …
reviewed Mob Rules. September 22, 2010
Mob Rules (Luna Books)
Review courtesy of [...]    In MOB RULES the good is really good (amazingly creative world building and a feisty fun sidekick), but by comparison, the bad is really bad (a slow storyline …
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land. September 18, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
This was the first book by Robert Heinlein that I read and from reading the first paragraph I was sucked into the genius that is this author.      Heinlein's books are thought …
reviewed Cinco de Mayo. September 14, 2010
Cinco de Mayo
Don't judge this book by it's cover. I know sci-fi covers tend to lean to the cheesy side, so look past the dude getting struck in the head by Zeus and get this book, because it was good! It was overwhelming …
reviewed Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). September 02, 2010
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
I had heard buzz about this book for a few months, SO I picked it up one day with idle curiosity and was surprised to find myself unable to stop laughing--at just the back cover. And I continued to LAUGH …
reviewed The Handmaid's Tale. August 22, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
This is another of those books that I read because a friend told me to. I didn't really look at the description, just opened it and started reading. Needless to say, I spent the first quarter of it a …
reviewed Matched. August 20, 2010
Cassia's entire world is ordered and precise: everyone is guided and instructed by the Society so that they may live a perfect, happy, and healthy life, and no one has ever questioned the Society's …
reviewed The Iron King. August 05, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
I've just spent an enjoyable few days with Julie Kagawa's The Iron King.    Her inventive fey (faery) world pulled me right in. It's one of those imagined worlds that has you amazed …
reviewed The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel. August 04, 2010
The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel
Temple has some bad-ass survival skills. Zombies (otherwise known as meatskins) plague the earth and the only she has to rely on is herself. If escaping zombies wasn't enough, Temple finds herself being …
reviewed Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, Book 1). July 31, 2010
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, Book 1)
Review courtesy of [...]    ROSEMARY AND RUE, which gets its title from Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, is a gritty and glorious true urban fantasy. I defy you to put this book down …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 19, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
Before I read 1984 I had heard so much hype, I'd seen the Apple commercial from the 80s, and I'd read countless other books that were described with the words "it's like 1984". …
reviewed The Handmaid's Tale. July 17, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
This a wonderful read for anyone. I've read it a number of times and everyone I've recommended it to has given me great feedback. I love Atwood's chilling futuristic tales. The Handmaid's …
reviewed Snow Crash. July 14, 2010
Snow Crash
This was a fascinating book. It brings together archeology, psychology, and future technology in one mind wrenching work. The characters are deep and well developed. The character's motives are all …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 09, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
George Orwell may seem singular to many people because the only two books he wrote that most people have read are this one and "Animal Farm" (BTW if you have not read "Animal Farm" …
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land. July 09, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
The book shown in the picture on this product page is possibly a first paper edition, printed in 1961. No, it's not the one I've just read; I had to trot to a bookstore and buy a fresh copy. But there …
reviewed The Giver. July 08, 2010
The Giver
   Upon picking up this book when i was young, i knew it was nothing like i had ever read before. I really enjoyed it a lot. It is so different from the repetitive novels …
reviewed Stranger in a Strange Land. July 07, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
I remember when I read this novel for the first time 30 years ago.  In some ways I was a young man mystified and engrossed by the apparent adaptation of the free love movement.  Having read …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 07, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
In 1949, George Orwell published the book, 1984, following the life of Winston Smith, an employee at the Ministry of Truth, part of the totalitarian government Oceania. However, as the story progresses, …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 06, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
   This was a well written book and one that receives not even a modicum of the attention it deserves.  While the book begins by describing the social caste system and the dangers of becoming …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 02, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
George Orwell’s 1984 is perhaps one of the most realistic depictions of an overbearing country state ever written. Though masked as a description about the life of an individual the book, in reality, …
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