Put away your wormholes and your space-time continuum. Don't listen for the sounds of laser fire in space. You won't need such things when reading Saturn Run, by John Sandford and Ctein. Don't worry, you'll still need an active imagination. Otherwise, what's science fiction for?
Sometimes you get lucky. I had seen this book before at the bookstore, but I passed it up. Lately, though, I’ve been bingeing on Black Ops 3 on the old Xbox Uno, and I thought the future warfare offered up by Unbreakable might dove-tail with that game. In some ways, it does. But here’s why... Continue Reading →
Ransom for the Stars is sub-titled “The Adventures of Bonnie Day.” And if that tells you anything, it’s that author Jim Bray is a little cheeky. Bonnie Day doesn’t even remotely have a good day. Set somewhere in the far future (I don’t know when), ex-secret agent Bonnie Day is trying to enjoy her new... Continue Reading →
Did you know that Tai Chi was invented by an alien species that secretly attach themselves to human hosts because they would otherwise die in Earth's atmosphere? And that those same aliens have been waging a secret war against each other for control of humanity's destiny? Oh, and they started the Spanish Inquisition. What, you... Continue Reading →
Science Fiction is similar to fantasy; it usually requires some kind of world-building. But where fantasy world-building is often filled with intrigue and mystery, I've found some science fiction to be overly expository, which can be dull or lead to really long books. In The Rosetta Codex, author Richard Paul Russo skews in-depth world-building in... Continue Reading →
First of all, I should point out that Username: Evie is a graphic novel. Occasionally, the talented, and extremely attractive, people at MojoFiction make me read graphic novels. That's okay, though, because I like comic books in their collected format. I love reading and I love art, so that's a no-brainer. But I've grown tired... Continue Reading →
Science Fiction comes in a lot of flavors. However, you can usually break it down into two main categories: space opera and hard science fiction. Having trouble telling the difference between the two? Here’s a simple test. Is the book several hundred pages longer than it needs to be? If so, it was probably written... Continue Reading →