Books by Science Fiction
Savage Run (2000)
4.82 of 5 Votes: 1
I won this book from Goodreads Firstreads. I really liked the story line and how the author devolved the world and characters. I loved the obstacle course and all the suspense of the story. Heidi is the kind of character that you can identify with. She has been through so much yet she remains str...
Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction (2014)
4 of 5 Votes: 2
I suppose my rating reflects at some level my having lost a good deal of my taste for science fiction. It was fun in high school - any more, not so much. The tale of the Chinese designer of a computer that functioned through the actions of a 3-million man army (even though it was a ploy to destro...
Storm Fall (2014)
4.43 of 5 Votes: 1
Aris has gone home, but nothing is the same, she isn't the same. She feels lost. Until Milek comes to her home one day to offer her a position in the army as a woman.The man in the army are not pleased and soon they are harassing her and other females.When Aris is send on a mission she finds out ...
The Alex Crow (2000)
4.37 of 5 Votes: 4
I am usually all about giving kudos to books with strong boy appeal because I think that they tend to be in short supply. I am also usually a fan of Andrew Smith and his books, but I have to say this one really fell flat. The quote by Terry Brooks on the back sums up my take on the book perfect...
Singular Points (2013)
4.3 of 5 Votes: 4
Singular Points” introduces us to David. His wife has just died, which sends him spiralling into grief and anger. His despair over his loss leaves David hopeless and unable to control even the simplest of emotions. At first you’re all “This shit is heavy,” and it is, but Mohrman’s writing style k...
Slip (2000)
4.5 of 5 Votes: 2
When I first read the description for Slip I have to admit I was very intrigued. The concept is a clever one, and, like the best dystopian books, one that it's all to easy to imagine.I think that's one of the things that made me enjoy the book as much as I did. All too often with these kinds of b...
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (2000)
4.31 of 5 Votes: 3
A refreshing, joyous book that skips neatly around convention, and – with the flick of a page – sucks you utterly into its world, so much so that you become reluctant to leave the Wayfarer and its crew. Warm, welcoming and brimming with atmosphere, this is a lively and assured debut that isn't af...
The Hatchery (1) - The Prey (2000)
2.38 of 5 Votes: 2
DNF. Gave the review copy the 50 page rule and had to stop. While the premise of the plot is a good one, the bland writing left gaping holes in the story and made the characters forgettable and dull. After 50 pages, I got what was supposed to be going on, but there was no fluid course from one pl...
Love Me Later (2014)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 1
3.5 starsI enjoyed reading this book I really did feel sorry for Scarlet and what happened to her it must of been her worst nightmare I can understand her being scared and uncomfortable with being alone with out safety around her.Ethan is a really nice guy until hecwas sent to jail for crime he d...
The Map of Chaos: A Novel (2000)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 4
Kudos a Felix J. Palma.Parecía imposible, tras leer el Mapa del Cielo y el Mapa del Viento (si, los leí al revés porque no sabía que tenían relación), que pudiera encajar esas dos historias tan dispares en un sólo cuadro. Pero lo ha hecho.Era sin duda una empresa titánica, puesto que ya en el Map...
Protecting Fiona (2014)
4.53 of 5 Votes: 1
After I finished Protecting Fiona I had to take a breather for a couple of hours. I felt the emotions of the characters as they experienced them throughout the book. I got as mad as Hunter at Fiona about "leave her there", I cried with the guys when they realized the extent of what had happened t...
Forged (2000)
4.36 of 5 Votes: 3
Forged is the third and last book of the Taken series. I liked it for the most parts but there were some parts I was not crazy about.Cover:The one thing that drew me in to this series were the covers. They’re so colorful and pretty! And if you stare at them for a period of time, then you realize ...
The Island of Doctor Moreau (1901)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 5
The mad scientist has been with us since the early 1800s. And while H.G. Wells didn't create the mad scientist stereotype, he certainly gave it a boost in his harrowing novella "The Island of Dr. Moreau" -- beast-men forced to live like humans, a crazy scientist carrying out mad plans, and a blan...
The Cryptos Conundrum (2012)
2.6 of 5 Votes: 5
A friend of mine once said, "Life is too short to read a book you are not enjoying". I shoulda quit while I was ahead, but the promise of the synopsis kept me going.The Cryptos Conundrum could be the weirdest, most disjointed book I have ever read. I confess to skiping a couple of chapters to...
You are the Password to my Life (2014)
4.4 of 5 Votes: 1
Poor writing. It was like reading a terribly written news report. I do not want to read what was happening with those characters but I want to live them. Every situation and every emotion. That's what a real fiction writer should aim to achieve. And his attempt to be humorous looked terribly st...