Tag: Book Review

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? aka Blade Runner introduces Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is tasked with bringing in androids. I rate this a 5/5.  Plot: You need to round up some androids. The trouble is, there’s no way to distinguish an android from a human. Or is there? Craft: The writing is strong. Nice use […]

The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem blends Quantum Mechanics and Classical Physics into a story with a fascinating premise. The characters and plot, combined with the science, make this first book in the series, one you must read. I rate this a 4/5.  Plot: So you send out a signal and now someone wants to annihilate you. Sounds like a Stephen […]

The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest is hands down the best work of sci-fi I’ve ever read – and that’s saying something. The characters and plot, combined with the science, make this an unbelievable work. I rate this a 5/5. Go. Read. It. Now. Plot: The race to same Earth and humans is on. From one improbable solution to the […]

Quantum Sci-Fi

I don’t know about you, but for me, quantum physics is the stuff of sci-fi even before it’s part of a sci-fi plot. It’s disconcerting at a fundamental level (Yes. I just did that.) as it is. Add in some otherworldly considerations, and a sci-fi tale is born. In the case of The Three-Body Problem […]

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle has been on my To Read list for years. It’s not that I suddenly have extra time so much that I now admit I will never have extra time and decided to fit it in. I started with a less than stellar audiobook reading and finished up with the […]

YA Book Review: Air

AIR, by Ryan Gattis, is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Grey is a guy who loves to get air – to ride his bicycle as fast as possible before taking off of a ramp or other stable structure and doing flips or other risky stunts. He doesn’t do this to be […]