Genre: Science fiction

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer – Review #RRSciFiMonth

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 27, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A strange, dangerous and magical glimpse into a future world, told in stunningly beautiful prose. Now, too, patterns began to emerge. There were people who seemed to just disappear, and the city had no answer for this except rumors—murmurs of an invisible killer from the tattered remnants of Wick’s contacts and my contact […]

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth

ARTEMIS by Andy Weir – Review #RRSciFiMonth
Posted November 17, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Another winner for Andy Weir, full of his trademark irreverent humor, non-stop action, and fascinating science. Like many other readers, I was a little scared to read Weir’s follow up to The Martian, which earned five enthusiastic stars from me a few years ago. By now you’ve probably read a bunch of reviews […]

SPLICED by Jon McGoran – Review

SPLICED by Jon McGoran – Review
Posted October 30, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 5 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A super fun read with a cool concept, well drawn characters, and some social commentary for those who like depth with their action. This might be the quickest I have ever read a book! I got through Spliced in just over a twenty-four hour time period, mostly because I stayed home sick from […]

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 […]