Book Review: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (Viking Press, 2001) by Eoin Colfer is the first in an eight-book children's science fiction series. Born in Ireland, Artemis Fowl is a twelve-year-old boy genius. With the muscle of his manservant, a trained killer called Butler, young Artemis is the criminal mastermind behind innumerable schemes to regain the Fowl family fortune. When … Continue reading Book Review: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer

Book Review: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

I'm so glad I came upon the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Annihilation (FSG, 2014) is exactly the book I needed on this lazy, cold spring weekend. I read the whole thing in a day, and immediately purchased book #2 on my Kindle the instant I was finished. I plan to devour this series. … Continue reading Book Review: Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

Book Review: Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

"'...you're not a mistake. In fact, you're kind of a miracle. ... The girl who shouldn't exist.'" Trigger 17, p. 152 Brave New Girl (Delacorte Press, 2017) is a YA dystopian novel by Rachel Vincent. The story is about Dahlia 16, a clone who was engineered to become a hydroponic gardener. Dahlia is one of … Continue reading Book Review: Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

Netflix Review: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2

This is my first TV series review on this book blog. I read far more than I watch TV, this is true. In fact, I don't watch television at all, unless it's late night political satire (think Colbert, Bill Maher, John Oliver), and I watch those via YouTube, so my TV is mainly for films. … Continue reading Netflix Review: Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2

Book Review: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

The sequel to Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card was quite dissimilar from its predecessor. This was likely because the novel takes a more traditional approach to storytelling and features adult characters, instead of children. To control Earth’s population and spread life around the galaxies, the Starways Congress has colonized one hundred habitable … Continue reading Book Review: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The only novel I’ve ever loved better than a Harry Potter book, Ender’s Game is my number-one favorite novel. Author Orson Scott Card thrusts us into a future in which humanity is threatened by an alien society, known as “the Buggers” (they resemble giant insects). The Buggers have attacked the earth twice already, so the government … Continue reading Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Author Spotlight: H.G. Wells

I read this Barnes & Noble H.G. Wells omnibus one summer, back when I was in high school. The Time Machine is the story of a time traveler who voyages into the future and meets bizarre human-like species - and almost doesn’t get back to his own time. I could imagine this was the original Star Trek when it first … Continue reading Author Spotlight: H.G. Wells