Dune by Frank Herbert

Though Dune won the Nebula and Hugo awards, the two most prestigious science fiction prizes, it was not an overnight commercial success. Its fanbase built through the 60s and 70s, circulating in squats, communes, labs and studios, anywhere where the idea of global transformation seemed attractive. Fifty years later it is considered by many to be theContinue reading “Dune by Frank Herbert”

Zero G by Dan Wells Book Review

I had the book in my audiobook library and it came as a freebie so I had my expectations on low and under. I was blown away with the acting, the smart way of introducing interesting concepts to children and for actually making you think for a while. If you’ve seen the movie “Passengers” withContinue reading “Zero G by Dan Wells Book Review”

Philip K Dick – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which translates its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew-Z, he offers a more addictiveContinue reading “Philip K Dick – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch”

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Sci-Fi book review

“My world, my Earth is a ruin. A planet spoiled by the human species. We multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left, and then we died. We controlled neither appetite nor violence; we did not adapt. We destroyed ourselves. But we destroyed the world first.” The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientificContinue reading “The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Sci-Fi book review”

Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Book 3)

“You and I keep looking for light in the darkness, expecting it to appear. But it already has.” I touch his shoulder. “We’re it, boyo. Broken and cracked and stupid as we are, we’re the light, and we’re spreading.” I have been dreading reading this book. It’s a trilogy so it should be in threeContinue reading “Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Book 3)”

Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Book 2)

I loved Red Rising By Pierce Brown (Book 1) and as quick as I could I jumped on eBay and got book 2 & 3 of the trilogy. I was very excited to see that the amazing story of the Helldiver from Lycos on Mars is still flowing as swiftly and quickly as Book 1. IContinue reading “Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Book 2)”

Kim Stanley Robinson * Red Mars (Red Mars Trilogy Book 1)

After reading Red Rising By Pierce Brown (Book 1), I wanted to read more about Mars and I found there was a book written about 25 years ago about the first colonisation of Mars. With the SpaceX mission in mind and the talks from the previous years about water on Mars and other algae found,Continue reading “Kim Stanley Robinson * Red Mars (Red Mars Trilogy Book 1)”

Red Rising By Pierce Brown (Book 1)

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free. That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.’ ‘I live for you,’ I say sadly. She kisses my cheek. ‘Then you must live for more.” I absolutely loved this book. Why? Who wouldn’t wantContinue reading “Red Rising By Pierce Brown (Book 1)”

Songmaster * Orson Scott Card Book Review

I have finally found a book from Orson Scott Card that I could not finish. He has written some amazing stories so far. I loved each and every one of them – either the fairytales or the space exploration. Even the biblical stories and I don’t do religion. Here are some of my favourites toContinue reading “Songmaster * Orson Scott Card Book Review”

Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Excerpt

Between the roof of the shed and the big plant that hangs over the fence from the house next door I could see the constellation Orion. People say that Orion is called Orion because Orion was a hunter and the constellation looks like a hunter with a club and a bow and arrow, like this:Continue reading “Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Excerpt”