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Book Review: The Year of the Bad Decision by Charles Sobczak

This review is largely spoiler free, though it spoils some early reveals of the first section of the novel. The Year of the Bad Decision starts out as a thriller set in the year 2043. The world has been ravaged by climate change, and the United States is about to deploy the Mylerium Project, which… Continue reading Book Review: The Year of the Bad Decision by Charles Sobczak

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Review: Science Fiction

Book Review: Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

Also known as the Xenogenesis trilogy, Lilith's Brood is comprised of the books Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago. It is a science fiction novel set in the future after humanity has been mostly wiped out by nuclear war and an inhospitable planet, and the survivors have been taken under the wing of an alien race… Continue reading Book Review: Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

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Book Review: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me is a snapshot of a sixth grader's life. It's sort of science fiction and sort of mystery, but mostly it's just that: a snapshot. I frequently end up categorizing books as character-driven or plot-driven or both, but this felt like none of the above. It didn't even feel language-driven. I find… Continue reading Book Review: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

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Book Review: Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This review is carefully written so as to be free of major spoilers. At the very beginning of Illuminae, Kady breaks up with her boyfriend Ezra on the same day that their planet is destroyed. Evacuated in separate space ships, Ezra ends up on the Alexander and Kady on the Hypatia. What follows is an… Continue reading Book Review: Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Review: Science Fiction

TV Show Review: Doctor Who New Series (Series 1, 2 & 3)

To be perfectly honest, I've put these together into one post to attempt to minimise the negativity in this review, because I really did enjoy these 3 series. Christopher Eccleston was the perfect Doctor with whom to kick off the new series, with all his action hero-y charisma working very, very effectively to portray the… Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who New Series (Series 1, 2 & 3)