Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not
Stand-alone fantasy books can be hard to find but if you don’t want to get trapped in a series but still love the fantasy genre, it can be difficult to pick anything up. SF has almost the opposite problem! Here is a short list of suggestions: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien I put The Hobbit
Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel This trilogy has quickly become one of my favourite modern fantasy series. Written in an epistolary format, it is very easy to read and you flick through the pages quickly. The story is fantastic. Check out my reviews for Sleeping Giants (#1), and Waking Gods (#2). Foundation Trilogy by Isaac
What’s going on?Turn on the television.What channel?Any channel. An unknown vessel, not of this world, materializes in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes’ dreams
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square-shaped hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second
Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets…? (Goodreads) My Review My Rating: 5/5 Most of my rating for this
Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? (Goodreads) Buy the book here My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is one of those books where the less you know going in, the more you will get out.
Before recently, I had never really read much sci-fi, and by sci-fi I mean Hard Science-Fiction. After reading Foundation by Isaac Asimov (See my review here), I picked up a few more books in the same genre. So, here are the Top 5 Sci-Fi Books That I Need to Read: 5. The Dispossessed by Ursula K.
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future–to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds
The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed
‘Tiny Instruments’ is the heart-wrenching story of Timothy Cottard, a genetically enhanced being based on the DNA of great scientist – a being that wants nothing more than to be human.” My Review Rating: 4/5 I thought the writing was beautiful but the story and characters even more so. This is a Christmas re-read if I
Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with knowledge, in particular the knowledge that could lead to creating a life from dead flesh. Through his success, Frankenstein rejects his creation leading to death and tragedy in his already fragile life. My Review My Rating: 4/5 This marvellously haunting tale of a scientist bent by ambition to create life