Science Fiction

The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel - Book Review

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By M. P. Shiel, John Sutherland (Introduction by), John Sutherland (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141196428
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 27th, 2012

An early 20th century Sci-Fi novel about the last living man on Earth. Our main character is traveling the Arctic in search of the Pole when a mysterious Purple Cloud appears. Upon his return, everyone he has known is gone. What will he do? Where shall he go? Is there anyone left? Yes, there is. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood

Notes From the Shire: Using Supernatural Elements to Tell Human Stories


Some of the best stories are ones that find unique ways to emphasize their character’s narratives and personal experiences to strengthen the plot. There are a lot of new books that have come out in the past year that have used supernatural, fantasy or science fiction devices to build their storylines. Here are a few new releases that Saratoga booksellers Cassidy and Kirstin have felt used supernatural elements to enhance their main character’s experiences. 

Repo Virtual by Corey J. White - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250218728
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Published: - April 21st, 2020

A fun, snarky, cyberpunk heist set in the midst of the corporate greed of a future Korea. JD's day job is an online repo man and sometimes thief. Times are tough and he is convinced to take a large job to steal an unknown piece of tech that turns out to be a sentient AI; the type of theft that is quickly noticed and harshly dealt with. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

Time travel for the world-builder.
Romance for the mushy-averse.
Spies and spaceships, letters left across battlefields, double-helixes and the flap of a butterfly’s wings.
A masterpiece. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis

Finna by Nino Cipri - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250245731
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Published: - February 25th, 2020

Ava just had a messy break-up with her ex, Jules, who is unfortunately also her coworker. She tries to avoid them, but that's hard to do when the manager at this knockoff IKEA sends the two of them to find a customer. Who is lost. In another dimension.
On the slim side for a novella, Finna nevertheless delights with its adventure and raw emotion. It tells just what it needs to, and excites me for the prospect for what will happen after the last word graces the page. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis

Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062877239
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 17th, 2019

The cover promises "Kidnappers, Alien Emperors, Psychic Cats," and Chilling Effect delivers all in the first two chapters. It also delivers a spaceship crew of half a dozen great characters, a bilingual protagonist who taught me some wonderful invectivas españolas along the way, and some very bold plot decisions that paid off in a big way. I don't know if it's the video game references or the psychic cats playing tricks on me, but this is the most fun I've had on a spaceship in a long time. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


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