Category Archives: Science Fiction

Book Review: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernist Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took a friend’s advice to make this my Audible pick this month because of Wil Wheaton’s narration and am very happy with the outcome. Even though I am a decade too young to have experienced the 80’s in the way it is highlighted […]

Book Review: vN by Madeline Ashby

vN by Madeline Ashby My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars A more formal review will go up on SF Signal soon, but for now, here are my thoughts. I’m very impressed with this debut novel from Madeline Ashby. She excels at making her A.I. robot perspective feel real, sometimes in humorous ways, sometimes in scary ways and […]

Book Review: NO RETURN by Zachary Jernigan

No Return by Zachary Jernigan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my review fresh off of finishing today. A more polished review will appear on SF Signal sometime in the future. NO RETURN displays the kind of prose, worldbuilding and depth of characterization that place Zachary Jernigan securely within the top tier of Fantasy authors. […]

Book Review: Second Shift – Order by Hugh Howey

In my review of First Shift, I debated the reading order between Wool 1 and First Shift, but Second Shift makes it clear that Wool Omnibus should be read before Second Shift. For this reason, I’m assuming that anyone looking to read the review for Second Shift has already read Wool Omnibus and the first […]

Book Review: First Shift – Legacy by Hugh Howey

Frequenters to my site know Hugh Howey is one of my favorite authors, ever since I came across his novelette, “The Plagiarist,” and quickly thereafter, Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo Saga). If you haven’t read Hugh yet, I’d recommend starting there. *** I waffle later in this review about whether or not […]

SF Signal Book Review: HELLHOLE by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

In case you haven’t seen, my review of Hellhole is now up at SF Signal. This tag-team writing duo wrote some of my favorite books in their Dune prequels, and it surprises me to see such adamant haters of their work. Granted, Hellhole wasn’t great, but it wasn’t so terrible that anyone with half a […]

Book Review: Chimera by T.C. McCarthy

Chimera by T.C. McCarthy My rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this book a few months ago, but have been sitting on this review because I have such mixed feelings about it. I settled on 4 stars because it is written just as well as the other books in the series, but where this […]