Review: Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown Red Rising Saga #1 Hodder 2014 Paperback 382 pages Science Fiction; Speculative Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

I’ve barely started and I’m already finding this review hard to write – not for the usual reasons, though. It’s hard because all I really want to be doing right now is reading the […]

Review Catch-up #2 - Speculative Fiction

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie Imperial Radch #1 Orbit 2013 Trade Paperback 384 pages Science Fiction; Space Opera; Science Fantasy

The last book I read in 2016 was easily one of the best. I had read a short review of this trilogy in the Review section of the Weekend Australian (the Review section is […]

Review: We

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Translated by Hugh Aplin Hesperus Modern Voices 2009 (1927) Trade Paperback with Flaps 212 pages Classics; Science Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

A thousand years in our future, D-503 is just one number among many in the One State. The One State is a city, a society, that revolves not around the individual […]

Review: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Del Rey 1987 (1953) Mass Market Paperback 165 pages Classics; Science Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

Guy Montag is a fireman. At night – always at night – when the alarm comes in, he and his team rush out on the Salamander, the fire engine, to the condemned house where the police […]

Review: The Host

The Host by Stephenie Meyer Little, Brown and Company 2008 Hardcover 619 pages Science Fiction

Aimed at the adult science fiction crowd, as opposed to the Young Adult Twilight fanbase, The Host isn’t about science or where the human race is headed, but about what it means to be human, here and now.

Earth has […]

Review: Battle Royale

Battle Royale by Koushan Takami VIZ Media 2003 Trade Paperback 624 pages Science Fiction: Post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction

Wow. The movie was pretty full-on, the book perhaps more so (the book came first). I finished reading it last night and it’s still revolving around in my head.

The gist of the plot is this: in an alternate […]