Tag: science fiction

Sunday Short: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

This is a more of a novella (12,000 words) than a short story, but E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” made me want to read more short fiction this year, so here we are. The timing of this story is the most interesting thing about…

Review: Artemis

Artemis is such an awful second act that it has me second-guessing the fun time I had with The Martian. Yikes!

Review: The Punch Escrow

2o Books of Summer: Book 7 The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein is another fun discovery via NetGalley. Summary from Goodreads: It’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead…

Review: The Stargazer’s Embassy

Parts of this review sound a little harsh, but overall I liked the vibe and conclusion of Eleanor Lerman’s The Stargazer’s Embassy. The Stargazer’s Embassy explores the frightening phenomenon of alien abduction from a different point of view: in this story, it is the aliens…

Review: The Book of Strange New Things

Five-hundred page books aren’t easy to read straight through, but Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things is a brilliant exception. Back cover: Called to a mission of a lifetime, Peter travels light-years from his wife, Bea, to an astonishing new environment. He’s…

Review: Jurassic Park

20 Books of Summer 2015: Book 7 In my early teens, I read Michael Crichton’s books over and over, but not Jurassic Park. Instead, I watched the movie 30 times and pounced on the sequel as soon as I knew it existed. Reading Crichton still feels…