Posts tagged with "Science Fiction"
Posted by Ultra Violet on 01/14/11
A young genetics researcher makes a clone of her own grandmother when she discovers a scrap of bloody cloth in the attic of her Victorian home. This is a strange and interesting book, as much about human interactions as it is about cloning.
Modem Times 2.0
Posted by Ultra Violet on 10/10/11
In addition to a delightful time-travel short story, Modem Times 2.0 also includes an essay about Moorcock's influences and a revealing interview with the author.
Ready Player One
Posted by Ultra Violet on 09/21/11
Futuristic story of the biggest treasure hunt of all time. Wade Watts and his online friends (and enemies) work through a set of fiendish puzzles in a massive online world suffused with 80s pop culture, in search of the ultimate prize - the vast fortune of the greatest video game designer who ever lived.
The Map of the Sky
Posted by Ultra Violet on 10/05/12
You have to love a book that comes with 3D glasses.
Felix J. Palma delivers a delightful and, at times, disturbing vision of an alternate history in which H.G. Wells and Edgar Allen Poe battle a Martian invasion...and lose. But don't lose heart. Palma always has some literary tricks up his sleeves, and this is only the second book in The Victorian Trilogy from this brilliant Spanish author. The characters are richly drawn and compelling and the story-telling alternates from wry and witty to terrifying and gory with a healthy dash of ridiculousness.
The first book in the series, The Map of Time is a rollicking good time as well, establishing Wells as a reluctant hero along with a cameo by Jack the Ripper. While it is not essential to read them in order, I would recommend it for maximum enjoyment.
I can't wait for the next one!