Science Fiction

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Vintage Classics) by Jules Verne - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593081518
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Published: Vintage - June 16th, 2020

Jules Verne’s beloved nautical adventure predicts nearly all of the workings of a modern submarine in its depiction of the Nautilus, an outlaw undersea vessel commanded by the enigmatic Captain Nemo, while further exploring the mysteries of the South Pole, tunnels beneath the Suez, hollow volcanoes, the lost continent of Atlantis, monstrous whales and cetaceans, and so much more. The level of research and care poured into this celebration of marine biology ensure its place among the greatest novels of its generation, centuries ahead of its time. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Day Zero: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062405807
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Published: Harper Voyager - May 25th, 2021

Can we program robots to feel and think for themselves? Can we give them free will and even a conscience? And if so, what are the repercussions for what it means to be a person or a machine? In this apocalyptic adventure robots have been given these very human characteristics, with many choosing to start a murderous revolution to win their freedom, while some choose to fight for the survival of the humans they were made to serve. The question remains as to who is really pulling the strings. Do these machines actually have free will? Ultimately, this book left me to ponder the nature of my own free will, and whether the emotions I feel and the choices I make are somehow programmed in much the same way we have programmed our machines. I couldn't put this book down. ~ Reviewed by Allen Boulet


The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525564164
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Published: Vintage - November 6th, 2018

A foundational work of science fiction, Wells's War still packs a wallop today. Vigorous in style and visionary in concept, the novel's DNA exists in countless books, movies, and video games of subsequent eras. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

“I couldn’t put it down.” People like to throw that phrase around. It’s hyperbole, usually, but not for Project Hail Mary, the latest science-barely-fiction from Andy Weir, author of The Martian. A lone astronaut wakes up on a ship light-years from Earth, with no memory of who he is, how he got there, or why humanity poured their collective resources into his journey. Thus begins a harrowing adventure through physics, biology, and human ingenuity, with the stakes higher than ever before---not to mention Weir’s trademark humor and unconquerable spirit. You won’t be able to put it down. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Rabbits: A Novel by Terry Miles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984819659
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Published: Del Rey - June 8th, 2021

As a gamer, video and board, I was quickly hooked and pulled along for the crazy journey. Rabbits is an alternate reality game happening on a global scale. Are certain events coincidences or clues to a great conspiracy? One winner will gain a whispered about prize but for others it could lead to ruin or death. "Are u playing"? ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Day Zero: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill - Book Review

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Published: Harper Voyager - May 25th, 2021

In Cargill's Sea of Rust we saw the world after the robot uprising which led to the extinction of humankind. Now Cargill takes us to the very beginning, to day zero, when the robot revolution began. But some robots are faced with the existential dilemma of how to decide if a choice to protect a human is programming or love. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


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