Category: Sci-fi

Anticipated SFF Releases (2020)

I try to keep the number of series I am reading to a minimum – not that it does much good! – and I also tend to read a lot of series that are already finished, because I love it when I can just read through to the end as soon as I like! Obviously

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Top Stephen King Books I Want to Read

A couple of years ago, I read my first Stephen King story, Elevation. It’s a short novella and I loved it. It was beautiful and the characters were delicately complex – I promised myself then that I would read more Stephen King. Well, it’s been two years and I’m yet to fulfil that promise! So,

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Quarantine Reads (Sci-Fi)

Yesterday, I posted Quarantine Reads (Fantasy), but on this site we also talk about science fiction so here is a list of the SF books I think would be great to burn through while stuck at home! Number 1 – 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke I recently read the first book in

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2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 I won’t lie: I began reading 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke because I felt like I had to. It’s a book everyone talks about, and many who do have never read it. I’ll get around to the film soon too. Because of this, I never thought I

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Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker – I’m Glad It’s Over

I had a busy Christmas period so this review is a little late. I watched the film yesterday so I’ve had a little while to mull over what I saw – here are some thoughts. Firstly, The Rise of Skywalker isn’t terrible. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I enjoyed

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The Mandalorian is the Star Wars We Need

Star Wars is dying. It’s an unfortunate truth but the truth nonetheless. The current trilogy that is coming to an end this Christmas is a relief more in the fact that it is ending than we get to see the new film at last. Another truth, however, is that the universe in which Star Wars

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor: Book Review

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

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Quick, standalone Sci-fi & Fantasy Books to Read this Summer

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

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Top Science Fiction Books to Read This Summer

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

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Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel: Book Review

What’s going on?Turn on the television.What channel?Any channel. My Review My Rating: 4/5 Waking Gods was not a terrible second book of the Themis Files trilogy by Sylvain Neuvel. It is often hard to follow such a brilliant first book, Sleeping Giants, but the characters don’t develop a huge amount. The story continues in Waking

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Artemis by Andy Weir: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 Reading The Martian ruined this science fiction book for me. Artemis was pretty good and I enjoyed reading it. The main character was sarcastic, funny, and fully developed, but she just sounded so much like the protagonist of The Martian. And Weir needs to make his protagonists sounds different if

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The Martian by Andy Weir: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 The Martian by Andy Weir is the second science fiction book I have read this year and it’s 5 stars – SF is going well for me right now! It’s nice to have a break from fantasy now and again. Anyway, The Martian is brilliant. Mark’s character made me laugh

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is the best science fiction book I have read in a long time. In a way, I am glad that I did not pick Sleeping Giants up until now as the complete trilogy is available to read! I do, wish, however, that I had read

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The 100 by Kass Morgan: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 The 100 by Kass Morgan wasn’t terrible. I enjoyed reading the science fiction book in general; it was simple, quick, and the premise is great. There are four point-of-view characters in The 100 which I liked however they often sounded quite like each other which made it jarring to read

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Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE The second entry to Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation Trilogy had a slow start but soon picked up. I found that after the introduction of Foundation, the plot of Foundation and Empire was far more concise. I love a good puzzle, and Isaac Asimov delivers more than one. Who is

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