Science Fiction

Science fiction is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology and is largely based on writing entertainingly and rationally about alternate possibilities in settings that are contrary to known reality.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

I was recommended this book way back before Spielberg decided to make his divisive movie out of it. Because of course he did. I was told, probably based solely ...
Stranger In a Strange Land

Stranger In a Strange Land

I should know better than to read old sci-fi and assume I won’t get annoyed by the fact it is outpaced by reality. In other words, a book like Stranger in a Str...
The Book of Strange New Things

The Book of Strange New Things

The Book of Strange New Things is not only a mouthful, but is also almost impossible to describe without either sounding way too simplistic or entirely too deta...
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

I may have gone one too deep in the David Wong (aka Jason Pargin) canon. Granted, including Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, his canon numbers three. First ...
Station Eleven

Station Eleven

Station Eleven is another novel in the long pantheon of post-apocalyptic novels. Granted this one is written in a much brighter and multi-colored way than some ...
Three Days in April

Three Days in April

I'm a bit of a non-purest when it comes to my reading habits of late. I feel like I used to only choose difficult books that looked impressive while I read them...
This Book Does Not Exist

This Book Does Not Exist

Let's start off with the fact I downloaded this book for free. I didn't steal it, mind you. I downloaded it from Amazon for $0. I'm not sure what the sales stra...
The Circle

The Circle

I realize now that I really don't like these types of book. Call them near-term sci-fi or societal dystopic fantasy or a pretentious author commenting on a geo-...
11/22/63

11/22/63

It's been, I don't know, about 400 years since I last read a Stephen King book. Granted, there was a large chunk of my adolescence when that was all I read. I t...
Blindness

Blindness

I must admit that I first became aware of this book because of the movie whose commercials reminded me of Children of Men. Granted, I didn't end up really lovin...
A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

My mind hurts a little bit after reading this book. I suppose that's Philip K. Dick's intention when he writes these bizarre mind-bending tales. In this case, t...
Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

So I read this whole book and I'm still not really sure what pattern recognition is. Granted I got like a C- in calculus in high school, so I'm certainly not th...
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

There's something very something about Ishiguro's writing. And, no, that isn't a typo. It's just me being indecisive about the evocative powers of his writing. ...
Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

This guy is so talented it's ridiculous. He's like Philip K. Dick without the mental problems--or if he has them, he masks them well in his incredibly structure...
Ubik

Ubik

Philip K. Dick is whacked. The guy has one mind fuck idea after another--and fortunately for us, he writes them down. Sure, they're all essentially a variation ...