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Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
really liked it
This was a fun and easy read, with a strong main character whom is a female - Yeah! I wish there had been science fiction like this when I was younger ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
it was amazing


4.5 stars actually

The original copy of this review with additional links is posted at Layers of Thought, including a link to an interview on NPR.

Tire
...more
Jun 20, 2010
Nov 20, 2009
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.98
liked it
Mini Synopsis: This is a classic dystopian science fiction novel written by a “Grand Master” of the genre. It tells of a future world where books are ...more
Jan 1979
not set
Feb 03, 2009
 
White Horse (White Horse, #1)
3.48
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

The first in a planned trilogy, it’s a stream of consciousness styled apocalyptic tale with alternating ti
...more
Apr 15, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
 
The Road
3.96
really liked it
Mini Synopsis:
An unnamed man and his boy are faced with trying to survive on a post apocalyptic earth. The cause of this is alluded to but never fully
...more
Aug 16, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
3.93
liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A darkly funny yet introspective and mildly gory novel about a zombie who becomes emotionally human and fa
...more
May 17, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
The Unit
3.72
it was amazing
Original review at Layers of Thought.

A translated novel set in a futuristic and twisted democracy, it borders on horror with a realistic feel making i
...more
Aug 07, 2010
Sep 16, 2009
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An emotional page turner that is a sweet-yet-sad coming of age story in a time of apparent catastrophe. Th
...more
May 20, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
 
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
3.46
really liked it
John’s complete 3.5 star review for:
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall (ARC edition) is available at Layers of Thought.

Here is a brief
...more
not set
Feb 05, 2012
 
Invasive Species
3.79
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An apocalyptic horror/thriller that has a parasitic insect at the core of the story.

Description: Trey Gill
...more
Mar 20, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
 
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
3.81
really liked it
Mini Synopsis:
(This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult series with the lates
...more
Mar 27, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
3.84
really liked it

Mini Synopsis:
Actually 3.5 stars - (This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult
...more
Mar 22, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.81
liked it
3.5 stars actually.

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

With a gorgeous and perfectly fitting cover, Wither is a dark young adult dystopian nov
...more
Mar 10, 2011
Aug 24, 2010
 
A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
3.83
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A young adult science fiction novel that examines some of the moral issues around the ability to put human
...more
Jan 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2011
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
3.99
liked it
Original review at Layers of Thought.

3.5 stars actually

A perfect read for Valentine’s Day - Delirium is set in a future US, where love is considered a
...more
Feb 10, 2011
Sep 20, 2010
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.89
really liked it

Mini Synopsis:
Actually 3.5 stars - (This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult
...more
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 03, 2009
 
This Perfect Day
4.03
liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Originally published in 1970, this is a classic adult dystopian novel that portrays a frightening future i
...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 08, 2010
 
Inside Out (Insider, #1)
3.81
really liked it
Basic Set Up Info:

Set somewhere in the future, within an enclosed world which has advanced technology, Trella lives in a crowded space where she is o
...more
Apr 19, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
 
The First Days (As the World Dies, #1)
3.78
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A zombie story, with just enough gore to keep you at the edge of your seat. It has an amazing opening whic
...more
Feb 2012
Jul 05, 2011
 
Feed
3.54
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A young adult dystopian that sounds so realistic in the audio version that it’s frightening. Funny and hea
...more
Feb 11, 2012
Apr 07, 2009
 
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
3.74
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An intriguing literary critique and more, by Margaret Atwood, based around science fiction. It’s for book
...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jul 30, 2011
 
The Water Thief
3.72
liked it
Review originally posted at Layers of Thought.

John’s quick take: A dystopian tale about what happens when corporations and capitalism replace govern
...more
not set
Oct 11, 2013
 
Post-Human (Post-Human, #2)
3.57
liked it

3.5 stars - Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

In this future world humans are not aging, there is no disease, and their IQs have been enhanc
...more
Jun 20, 2010
Nov 09, 2009
 
The Things That Keep Us Here
3.92
really liked it
Synopsis and Review:

*includes basic set up information to entice but does not disclose middle or ending of book*

Ann and Peter are separated and going
...more
Dec 10, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You
4.15
really liked it
I read this book for a class that I attended at a Liberal Studies Program - Hutchins School at Sonoma State University in CA. It was quite awhile ago, ...more
Jan 1996
Feb 04, 2009
 
The Wanting Seed
3.79
None
not set
May 19, 2012
 
The Rapture
3.32
None
not set
Jul 17, 2009
 
The Day of the Triffids
4.00
None
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
3.55
None
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)
4.03
None
not set
Jul 22, 2009
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