Category Archives: Science Fiction Reviews

Wayfarer – Book Review

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Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Texas, 1905

Etta Spencer didn’t know she was a traveller until the day she found herself not just miles, but years from home. Now, Etta is stranded in time and separated from the boy she loves. At the mercy of a family she once thought her enemy, Etta learns of a new Ironwood plot, more dangerous than she could have imagined: to destroy the future she longs to return to.

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Editorial Review: Zena: Soldier

 

Title: Zena: Soldier

Author: Edward Lake

Genre: Lesbian Fiction / Science Fiction

 

This story reads a bit like Hunger Games meets Mulan as it retells a young woman’s struggle to protect her family while fulfilling her dream of being a soldier—despite her being a woman and being drawn, romantically, to other women.

Zena is a slave whose family lives on North Star, the home of gladiatorial battles hosted by a gambling corporation. In Zena’s world, every person is born with a holy place in life, and her place is on the bottom—but if anyone besides her family knew about how she truly feels about her female peers, she wouldn’t even be a slave anymore. She’d be dead.

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Editorial Review – The Sandbox

 

 

Title: The Sandbox

Author: JW Patrick

Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction

 

In The Sandbox, anything is possible. For Isla, Dan, and Sonny, the Sandbox is a safe haven for them. Another world, or rather, a world within ours, that seems to be connected to their reality, but they aren’t entirely sure how. The teens are thrust into the alternate universe, and as they quickly discover the powers of the surreal place, they struggle to figure out what it is, what it’s capable of, and what it’s even doing here.

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Editorial Review – Losing Normal

 

Title: Losing Normal

Author: Francis Moss

Genre: Young Adult / Dystopian / Science Fiction

 

Losing Normal explores the dangers of rapidly evolving technology and the effect it has on everyone, including people like Alex Rinato. People never quite see Alex as “normal” because he is on the Autism spectrum. He and his friend Emilio even call themselves “weks”–weird kids. The new technology that has been popping up all over the city makes Alex feel even more like a “wek.” But when one of the newest educational televisions is installed in his classroom, Alex isn’t sure if he’s the weird one after all.

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The Megarothke – Book Review

 

Title: The Megarothke

Author: Robert Ashcroft

Genre: Horror, science fiction

The Megarothke, the debut novel from author Robert Ashcroft, is billed as “Blade Runner meets Westworld via Resident Evil.”  Rarely do I buy into publisher hyperbole concerning new books, but in this case I don’t think it goes nearly far enough.  While the elevator pitch for The Megarothke gives you a taste of some of the flavors you can expect, it is far more personal and intimate than Blade Runner, more philosophical than even Westworld, and far more coherent than anything that starts with Resident Evil.

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Prophecy of Thol – Book Review

 

Goodreads: Prophecy of Thol

Author: Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Published: 6th September 2017 (Artistic Origins Inc)

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 5/5 (It was amazing)

Official Summary: “Recurring nightmares haunted D’laine Jackson when she woke from an eight-month coma following a tragic accident. Four images were branded in her head: a dark-haired, handsome princely young man, a fierce reptilian monster, a white furry creature whose red eyes implored her with some unspoken message, and an ominous black robot.

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Editorial Review – Home: Interstellar

 

Title: Home: Interstellar

Author: Ray Strong

Genre: Science Fiction / Mystery

Home: Interstellar throws us into the fathomless territory known as outer space, in the 22nd century, and into the life of Meriel Hope, a woman who has suffered the worst kind of tragedy imaginable. Ten years after the massacre aboard the Princess, and after the loss of her family, she survives working aboard the Tiger, trying to put the pieces back together. Meriel is left to sift through both fantasy and reality, as she grapples with the possibility that there might be other survivors. As deeper truths come to light, she comes to realize the danger she’s in. She must put a stop to it before it’s too late.

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Emergence – Book Review

 

Synopsis:

Jim Post, the wealthy leader of Compass Enterprises, is a man of mystery whose off-the-charts intellect and physical prowess have sparked uneasy whispers. Then badly-burned human remains are found in the ashes of Post’s home in rural Southwest Washington State. Jim is missing. Is he the victim? Was it murder?

Post’s associates at Compass, dedicated to continuing his humanitarian mission in developing new technology, help investigate his disappearance. They’re aided by an advanced Artificial Intelligence that Post created, but conceal its existence from the police and a public not quite ready for full disclosure. When will the time be ripe for a revelation that will alter the future for everyone?

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Editorial Review – The Seventh Seed

 

Title: The Seventh Seed

Author: Allison Maruska

Genre: Dystopian Thriller, with a hint of Sci-Fi

In the near future, government propaganda rules the American airwaves while mega-corporations manipulate government officials. Javier, a young, brilliant researcher, notices a critical agricultural problem in the heartland that hints at a conspiracy looming in plain sight. However, the powers-that-be have no intent on letting Javier and his research come to light.

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Editorial Review – Sieging Manganela

 

Title: Sieging Manganela

Author: Charon Dunn

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Sieging Manganela is a prequel in terms of chronology, but it can easily be read by itself. Featuring a few of the main characters from One Sunny Night and Retrograde Horizon, it primarily centers on the unlikely friendship between Turo, a soldier in the Vanram army, and Zeffany, a tech specialist who lives inside the city that’s under siege.

They’re supposed to be enemies, but he helps her get an injured friend out of danger and away from the war. Still, he’s loyal to his side. He reports back on what happened and helps lay a trap for anyone else who might come out of the city—and then attacks one of Zeffany’s fellow citizens when he was all-too-ready to press unwanted attentions on her.

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