Category: Science Fiction

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

The Sparrow is a highly acclaimed science fiction novel by Mary Doria Russell, her first novel. Written in 1996, it won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The book begins in the year 2060. It describes a mission of Jesuit Priests that were sent out to make contact with aliens on another planet.…

Kindred by Octavia Butler

There are books that stay with you, and this is one of them.  I always hear raves about Octavia Butler, yet her books aren’t exactly mainstream titles.  I knew I wanted to read something by her, but wasn’t sure where to start (thanks to favorite blogger Alley for her review). Kindred has a deceptively simple…