Archive of Science Fiction

02Sep2012
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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A Confusion of Princes

I'm an ardent fan of Garth Nix.  His trilogy, Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen rank in my top 100 Best Books of All Time.  No, it's not an official, written-down-on-paper sort of list.  I wish it was.  That's actually a good idea.  But it would take too long and require lots of effort, so how about I just do this review instead?  In particular, I love the audiobook versions of this trilogy, read

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21Feb2012
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Books I’ve devoured

I spent most of the last few months of 2011 in a book funk, which carried over into 2012 for the month of January.  I just couldn't seem to find anything to catch my interest for longer than a few minutes at a time.  Ideally, a book should be so good that I can't fall asleep at night or I sneak it into my lap while helping my kids practice the piano.  During a period I've decided to call The Gr

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Caught up in four sentences or less

Oh my, what a summer I've had.  Between preparing for a cross-country move, driving about two thousand miles for a wedding and a vacation, moving 1700 miles away to the East Coast, frantically unpacking and getting ready for school to start, writing reviews of books has been so low on my list it nearly fell off.  But I'm back!  I'm ready to get caught up and dive into reviews!  Instead of decl

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27Aug2011
Author
Caren
Category
Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Leviathan and Behemoth

I miss my old book group.  They were great at introducing me to new things that I never would have tried otherwise.  When I moved, we were getting ready to read Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld.  He's the same guy that wrote The Uglies series, which people are always surprised to hear that I haven't read yet so I guess I'd better get on that.  Having not read any of his other work, I don't know

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02Jun2011
Author
Caren
Category
Kids, Mystery, Non-fiction, Science Fiction
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5 reviews in 5 minutes

Note to self: Don't ever make a commitment to be more diligent in writing reviews.  That will just guarantee that life will increase in pace until it becomes completely frenetic and you can barely see straight. Having recently just made a big out-of-state move, I am currently despairing that I will ever get back into any routine.  So I'm going to try something different for this post.  Revie

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22Dec2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Pathfinder

Sometimes Orson Scott Card writes books that make my brain hurt.  He thoroughly researches the science he uses in his books and even though, more often than not, he turns that science into science fiction, it's still mostly over my head.  For instance, there is no such thing as instantaneous space travel in his sci-fi books.  The plot usually adheres to the rules of travel not exceeding or matc

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20Nov2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Science Fiction
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Lucy

I miss Michael Crichton.  I miss seeing his newest book come out and wondering what current science topic he was going to tackle.  I miss reading it and being sucked into a world where dinosaurs, aliens or nanomachines exist.  And threaten to take over the world, naturally.  I miss chuckling over the fact that his books were marketed as thrillers when they were really science fiction, which

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22Sep2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Mockingjay

If you haven't heard of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins then you are spending your days either living in a cave or being way more productive than I am.  The third and final installment in the series, Mockingjay, just came out this last month and I keep seeing them everywhere.  I picked up a copy at Costco, for cryin' out loud, that's how big of a deal these books are.  I've got som

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17Mar2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Science Fiction, Young Adult
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The Maze Runner

I'm so behind in blog posts that I'm tempted to just sum this up by saying, if you like The Hunger Games series, you'll like The Maze Runner. It feels lazy to only write that much, so I'll elaborate some more. The Maze Runner by James Dashner takes place in a dystopian future, but we are given so few details about it that the mystery is slowly revealed by the bare facts Dashner doles out bit by

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28Dec2009
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Unblogged books

I admit, I like things to be tidied up. I like my loose ends tied. Here we are, nearing the end of the year and I have a handful of books I never blogged about but they won't stop nagging at me because of it. I deemed each of them unworthy and yet, here I am blogging about them. Darn those unbloggable books. You might be wondering, what makes a book unworthy of me sharing my opinion willy-nil

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