Archive for the 'Science Fiction' Category

J.A.G. in Space

JAG in Space series by John Hemry A few years back, I picked up the second book in this series, Burden of Proof; it didn’t take long before I went looking for the other books in the series.  At the time, they were out of print, but have since been reprinted under Hemry’s nom de [...]

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The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Warning: this review contains minor spoilers! In this post-apocalyptic future, humanity has been reduced to the nation of Panem: a capitol city and twelve districts. Some seventy years before, there were thirteen districts, which rebelled against the Capitol; district 13 was destroyed in the fighting. As a penalty for their rebellion, [...]

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Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer List $17.99 (hardcover), $7.20 from Amazon or $6.99 for the kindle version If you don’t know who Artemis Fowl is, stop right now; this isn’t the book for you. You want to start with the first Artemis Fowl book, when Artemis first becomes aware of the existence [...]

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Offworld

Offworld by Robin Parrish As the book opens, Christopher Burke is lost on Mars, rapidly running out of oxygen, and frantically searching for his crew. Eight months later, Chris and his crew are two months away from Earth when they lose contact with Ground Control; in fact, they are unable to pick up any communications [...]

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Burden of Proof

Burden of Proof by John G. Hemry Burden of Proof, although set aboard a spaceship, is not primarily a science fiction book. It could be described as “science fiction/military legal drama”, and is completely fascinating as the author intertwines the details of space travel and military law while keeping the story moving. Paul Sinclair, recently [...]

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Ruled Britannia

Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove To be free, or not to be free… In 1588, Spain attempted to conquer England, but was turned back by England’s fire ships. Had the attempt succeeded, however, the result could have been Turtledove’s Ruled Britannia. It is now 1597, and Britain has spent nearly a decade under the rule [...]

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Humans, it turns out, are not the most intelligent life form on planet Earth. Nor, as popularly thought, are dolphins. As it turns out, the whole planet is actually one giant computer created for the mice, who are using it to find out the question [...]

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Ringworld’s Children

Ringworld’s Children by Larry Niven I’ve always enjoyed Larry Niven’s work; even his books from the sixties and seventies read like they could have been written today. However, while I’ve read Ringworld, I’ve never gotten around to reading the sequels. Luckily for me, Ringworld’s Children, the latest book in the series, is perfectly readable without [...]

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The Holy Land

The Holy Land by Robert Zubrin One of the strong points of the original Star Trek series was that, aside from being science fiction, it was also social commentary; the series expressed Gene Roddenberry’s view of society. Now, Robert Zubrin brings us a piece of science fiction satire that will leave his readers shaking their [...]

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The Foundation Trilogy

The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov If you read science fiction, chances are you’ve read the Foundation series. A long-time fan favorite, the series has been in print for over 50 years. The series is written as a historical novel, chronicling the fall of the first galactic empire. The first book, Foundation, follows Hari Seldon, [...]

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