Tag: science fiction

Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips

If you thought The Beautiful Bureaucrat was a strange book, Helen Phillips’ new book of short stories is even stranger, but it’s a really fun, and memorable read.  These are short stories, almost vignettes in some places, experimental in others. It’s always hard to review a book of short stories, but in this book you…

The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese

I love the combination of science fiction and mystery, and Robert Kroese’s The Big Sheep is a perfect example of a science fiction detective story, with humor to boot. The story begins with the mysterious Keane and his partner Blake (our narrator) reporting to a genetics laboratory where a number of enhanced sheep have been…

Hero by Belinda Crawford

I really enjoyed this book, a young adult science fiction novel which is the first book in the Hero Rebellion series by Australian author Belinda Crawford.  Hero is a teenager who has to take medication because she hears voices.  She’s treated as “special”, which she hates; her mother hires minders who watch everything she does,…

Company Town by Madeline Ashby

If you’re looking for a science fiction/dystopian/mystery/thriller with a strong female lead, I recommend Company Town.  I can’t say this is a perfect book.  It mashed a few too many concepts together for my taste. But it’s a fun, well-written, roller-coaster-ride story.  A perfect beach read, you might say. As the book begins, this Canadian…

Books to TV: What We’re Watching

  We’re snowed in this weekend so needless to say we’re watching a lot of TV (and some football).  So I thought I’d write about some of the things we’re watching. After bingeing on Jessica Jones in December, we found ourselves without a lot of good television in January. So let’s talk about the three…