Book Review

As the title implies, WWW: Wake is about an artificial entity on the internet gaining sentience.  This AI itself is one of the two main point of view characters.  The other is a blind girl named Caitlin Decter.  Caitlin undergoes an experimental surgery to give her sight.  At first, nothing […]

Review of WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer

    Boneshaker is set in a steampunk Seattle with airships and zombies.  It’s a fun book.  The civil war is raging back east, so there’s no outside help in sight for the citizens in and around the city.  About fifteen years before the novel opens, an inventor named Leviticus […]

Review of Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

The world reminds me of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and Miéville thanks him in his acknowledgments. That said, while the setting is similar, it doesn’t feel derivative. The world of UnLondon is a marvelous place, full of imaginative twists and interesting characters, and Miéville’s other London serves as a fascinating […]

Review of Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

I always have a hard time buying dystopias. They just don’t mesh well with my optimistic outlook. I still enjoyed The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.  A generation or two before the story starts, as the oceans swelled from global warming and the oil ran out, western calorie companies created […]

Review of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

I like zombies, so my love for World War Z makes a lot of sense. But it’s not just the zombies that delighted me. I was most impressed by the pure scope of the story–Max Brooks managed to paint a picture of the whole world both during and after the […]

Review of World War Z by Max Brooks