John Scalzi’s Redshirts is a clever satire with the lasting power of cotton candy. It’s to be consumed, quickly, then melts away from consciousness.
John Scalzi‘s Redshirts is a clever satire with the lasting power of cotton candy. It’s to be consumed, quickly, then melts away from consciousness.
Don’t read Lexicon. Instead check out the comic book, Preacher, and the novel, Snow Crash.
Lexicon by Max Barry is a plot-dependent novel based on the idea that there are hidden words which let some people manipulate other people.
If you think the post-apocalyptic novel is a tired medium, then you haven’t read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
If you think the post-apocalyptic novel is a tired medium, then you haven’t read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel is complex, doesn’t focus on the action-packed, survival porn like The Walking Dead, and threads a dreaminess between one character’s science fiction comic-book creation and the travels of The Symphony, a group of performers who trek the wilds of Michigan and Ontario, performing in small settlements like New Petoskey, Traverse City, and New Sarnia.
Consider Phlebas is a plot driven, action-filled, science-fiction novel that ultimately shrugs its galactic shoulders at the plot by the end of the book.
I have put on the red hat. I have eaten the fish. I have listened to the shiny thing. Now I will tell of Atwood’s book. Now I will tell of MaddAddam.
Being back home for Christmas usually means I have plenty of time to read. So far I’ve read two and a half books. The latest book was the continuation of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAdam Trilogy, The… Read More »Review: The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood
Just when you thought there could be no more post-apocalypse novels worth reading along comes Margaret Atwood’s MaddAdam Trilogy. What Atwood does effectively is imagine a complete world that is a few skips past our… Read More »Review: Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood