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Stranger in a Strange Land
liked it
Apparently a classic of the sci-fi cannon, I'd never heard of this book until it came up on a book club here. It took me a long time to read only beca ...more
Dec 21, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
The Host (The Host, #1)
really liked it
Aimed at the adult science fiction crowd, as opposed to the Young Adult Twilight fanbase, The Host isn't about science or where the human race is head ...more
May 17, 2008
Nov 01, 2007
it was ok
Contains spoilers
Slaughterhouse-Five is about a man called Billy Pilgrim who time-travels frequently. He was in the Second World War and, captured, wa
Jan 17, 2008
Nov 18, 2007
Blade Runner
really liked it
**spoiler alert** It's hard to know where to start with this book. On the one hand, I want to say it was amazing and highly original and extremely tho ...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
it was amazing
Three hundred years after an apocalyptic-sized disaster that reshaped the world, Tally is about to turn 16 and pretty. In her contained, isolated, sel ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 02, 2007
The Chrysalids
it was amazing
This has been on my shelf, unread, since uni, when I picked it up second-hand after reading and loving The Day of the Triffids, recommended to me by m ...more
Nov 10, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
really liked it
Sometime in the future, the Earth has met the fate we are only now prophesying: the ocean has risen, the coastal cities have disappeared, all manner o ...more
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
liked it
I rarely really enjoy reading science fiction (the movies are another matter), but - most likely because of the refreshingly unpretentious and clear p ...more
May 09, 2008
Nov 05, 2007
really liked it
A thousand years in our future, D-503 is just one number among many in the One State. The One State is a city, a society, that revolves not around the ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
The Girl With All the Gifts
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Ten year old Melanie is a very special girl. Her life follows a specific and unchanging routine, and it is the only world she knows. ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Jenna is the miracle child, her parents' angel, the perfect child who excels while inside she silently protests, only to show minor ...more
Feb 2009
Dec 24, 2008
Battle Royale
it was amazing
Wow. The movie was pretty full-on, the book perhaps more so (the book came first). I finished reading it last night and it's still revolving around in ...more
Mar 12, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
it was ok
Seattle, 1879. Fifteen years ago a clever and talented inventor created a machine dubbed the Boneshaker, designed to mine for gold in the Yukon. Inste ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
The Accidental Time Machine
it was ok
**spoiler alert** It's 2057 and Matt Fuller is a postgrad student in chronophysics at MIT. He's essentially given up on his thesis and works as an ass ...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
did not like it
I feel like lately I've been very hard on books - not physically, I'm not throwing them around or anything (never!!), but critically. I seem to find w ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
Bright of the Sky
it was amazing
Far into our future, the world and the known galaxy is run by a bare handful of powerful corporations, the brightest people born, and machine sapients ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Nov 18, 2007
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
it was amazing
I've barely started and I'm already finding this review hard to write - not for the usual reasons, though. It's hard because all I really want to be d ...more
Feb 13, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
Fahrenheit 451
really liked it
Guy Montag is a fireman. At night - always at night - when the alarm comes in, he and his team rush out on the Salamander, the fire engine, to the con ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Feb 09, 2008
The Left Hand of Darkness  (Hainish Cycle #4)
liked it
Genly Ai is an envoy, a messenger from the Ekumen, a community of worlds peacefully trading with each other. The young man is an envoy to a new world ...more
Jul 13, 2009
not set
Sep 27, 2007
I, Robot
really liked it
It's 2057 and a journalist for the Interplanetary Press is interviewing robopsychologist Susan Calvin, just retired. Wanting to get the “human interes ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
it was amazing
The last book I read in 2016 was easily one of the best. I had read a short review of this trilogy in the Review section of the Weekend Australian (th ...more
Dec 29, 2016
Jan 03, 2017
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
In a far-off future, long after a fourth world war has reshaped the world as we know it into large amalgamated countries and empires, a poor cyborg gi ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Nov 16, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
It's been about three weeks since I finished this book, so this review won't be as fresh as it should be; I think I can remember what I wanted to say ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jun 10, 2011
Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1)
really liked it
My summary here is a little long, because the premise and set-up is a tad complicated, but I haven't really shared much more than the blurb itself doe ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Gone (Gone, #1)
really liked it
It's a normal November morning at Perdido Beach, a small town of about 3,000 on the California coast jokingly called Fallout Alley by the locals becau ...more
Jun 03, 2009
May 10, 2009
liked it
Set in 1985 in New York, the Cold War is still very much alive, Nixon is settling in for yet another term as President, and masked vigilantes are cons ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
The Suicide Collectors
liked it
Some time in the not-too-distant future, everyone in a popular night club in Tokyo committed suicide. Not long after, suicide rates around the world s ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
Eve (Eve, #1)
liked it
This review shares a lot of early plot detail you might not want to know before reading the book.

On the eve of her graduation from School, Eve believe
Jul 26, 2012
Oct 27, 2011
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
it was ok
This book came highly recommended by several book blogging friends, and when I read Ness' motivation for writing it I was even more eager. He says: "I ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 05, 2010
Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, #3)
it was amazing
With Morgut attacks on space stations and planetary settlements escalating, the ousted Farwan Corporation's supporters pirating space ships, and the S ...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
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