Genre: Science fiction

THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton – Review

THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton – Review
Posted September 29, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Hugely entertaining, this terrifying vision of what our future could be like will keep you turning pages long after bedtime. I loved David Walton’s Supersymmetry, a fast-paced scientific thriller about time travel and alternate realities, so I knew that The Genius Plague was going to be a must-read. And wow, did I have […]

THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein – Review

THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein – Review
Posted August 31, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A heady mix of high entertainment, non-stop action and interesting facts about physics and future technology,  this book was, simply put, a blast! After reading a couple of fellow bloggers’ rave reviews of this book, I knew I had to get a hold of a copy and read it for myself. And they were […]

THE UPLOADED by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review

THE UPLOADED by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review
Posted August 29, 2017 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced, frantic glimpse into the future that left me more puzzled than exhilarated, The Uploaded is one wild ride. Little Venice’s streets were hip-deep in spillover from the Atlantic Ocean, a thick muck choked with the Bubbler’s stink and liquefied corpses and rotting seaweed–a dead town that swallowed bodies and vomited out […]

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted August 7, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Magical, exciting, emotional and full of human truths, Black Light Express takes what Philip Reeve started in Railhead, expands upon it, and makes it even better. Zen sat awkwardly watching, with Nova’s head on his lap as if it were a bag or something. He had imagined finding Nova alive, and he had […]

MARS GIRLS by Mary Turzillo – Review

MARS GIRLS by Mary Turzillo – Review
Posted June 1, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A high-octane adventure tale in space, populated by some of the craziest characters you’ll ever meet. Well, this is probably the strangest, wackiest story I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something. Being a lover of speculative fiction, “strange” is the norm and I’ve definitely read my share.  Mary Turzillo takes strange to a whole […]

THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi – Review

THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi – Review
Posted May 4, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An awesome sci-fi concept with limitless possibilities, with plenty of action and emotion to make this a novella you won’t want to miss. “I know what side of the street I like better. But you don’t always get to choose the side of the street you walk on.” ~ Tony Valdez This may […]

WAKING GODS by Sylvain Neuvel – Review

WAKING GODS by Sylvain Neuvel – Review
Posted April 10, 2017 by Tammy in Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Higher stakes, terrifying alien robots, and plenty of human drama as well, I thoroughly enjoyed this follow-up to Sleeping Giants. I had a blast reading Sleeping Giants last year, and despite some issues with the format, I enjoyed Neuvel’s original take on the alien invasion story. If you haven’t read Sleeping Giants, the […]

THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi – Review

THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi – Review
Posted March 21, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Biting humor and politics collide in Scalzi’s latest, a fast-paced trip through space. Within two days, Kiva was within five million marks of going into the black for the trip. “I’m a fucking financial genius,” she said, to Captain Blinnikka, back on the Yes, Sir. “Or you’re war profiteering,” Blinnikka said. “I’m not […]