Book Review: The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle

Book Review: The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle

Book reviews, Sci-Fi
When I first picked up The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle I was absolutely fascinated by the premise. It seemed like something that I would absolutely love. Essentially, most summaries of the book read that humanity was nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago and this book tells us why we weren't. And also it claims to come up with the idea of the origin of humanity. Two concepts that had me gripped! (more…)
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Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Book reviews, Sci-Fi
If you’ve read my The Way of Kings review, you already know I’m a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson. He has a hugely approachable way of writing often quite complex things and makes everybody understand his deep worlds very well. Skyward is the first in a relatively new series for Sanderson (it came out in 2018) and is arguably his most science-fiction book to date. And. It. Is. Brilliant. (more…)
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Book Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Book Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Book reviews, Sci-Fi
We’re many years in the future when humanity has conquered space travel. We now live in a society where on your 75th birthday you can enlist to become part of a program to support humanity’s efforts in space. This program sees you become an elite army to both defend and conquer planets on behalf of humanity. Old Man's War is a fascinating concept and is delivered in a very satisfying way. (more…)
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Book review: 1984 by George Orwell

Book review: 1984 by George Orwell

Book reviews, Classics, Sci-Fi
Note: This article features affiliate links. This means I'll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase via any links in the article. This does not affect my opinion of the reviews I give. If you’ve not heard of George Orwell, then you can’t really call yourself a reader (just kidding, read what you want.) George Orwell wrote books back in the 40s and 50s that predicted a future closely based on the direction that culture was headed. 1984 predicts a world where humanity is controlled by one governing body in a bureaucratic and totalitarian regime. (more…)
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Book review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book reviews, Sci-Fi
Ernest Cline created a cultural hit in 2011 when he wrote Ready Player One - a book that features a virtual reality world with a large corporate and lots (and lots) of cultural references for those who grew up with video gaming. Dubbed as "one of my favourite science-fiction books of all time" on my Goodreads, below is my review of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. (more…)
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Book Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Book Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Book reviews, Sci-Fi
The world has conquered hunger, disease, war and misery but people are randomly selected to die to keep the population down. There are assigned people to do these - these people are called Scythes. The premise for this book is highly intriguing and will likely draw you in by itself. Then two apprentices come along who'll change the way the world works forever. This is the premise for Scythe and below is my book review. (more…)
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