Jurassic World the Move Review Once every few years there comes a book or movie that changes expectations. Jurassic Park was that kind. For me, this movie was what science fiction was all about. Sure, there were speculative elements in it, but not the crazy fantasy stuff that parades around as science fiction in movies […]Read more "Jurassic World the Movie Review"
As a former reluctant reader, who loves sports, video games, and anything visual, the faster the author gets me into the story, the faster they hook me as a reader. When I came across Arclight by Josin L. McQuein in my library’s science fiction list I was hooked by the first page. Marina, the main character, is on an isolated island of […]Read more "Arclight by Josin L. McQuein"
I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox and enjoyed the book Mary Pearson released confronting the issues of humanity, synthetic human parts, and what constitutes a human being. The Fox Inheritance is the sequel that brings back Jenna Fox’s two friends, who were killed with her in an automobile accident at the age of sixteen. […]Read more "The Fox Inheritance by Mary Pearson"
When it comes to YA science fiction, space opera is not a prominent subgenre. Think of Star Wars, Star Trek, and the like, and I bet you can count the number of YA space operas with your fingers. So I was pleasantly surprised to find Garth Nix’s A Confusion of Princes. A Confusion of Princes is an epic […]Read more "A Confusion of Princes"
I read an article last month on the future of robotic prosthesis and was reminded of one of my favorite science fiction scenes. The scene is found in the first chapter from Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles book Cinder. Cinder is a cyborg in a futuristic world where cyborgs are not considered citizens. She works as […]Read more "Using Science or Technology to Create Memorable Scenes"
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is one of my favorite books! In 1985, the book won the Hugo and Nebula Awards, science fiction’s top awards for an author. It also inspired me to write my own stories. In preparation for the movie I re-read the book and found that I still loved it. If you claim to […]Read more "Ender’s Game"
Saturn image courtesy of NASA Images I’ve always been a science nerd. Alchemy is my specialty (on the laboratory bench it’s called biochemistry). I wish I could tell you that my work has Frankenstein-like drama with me gazing through darkened goggles into lightening streaked skies, arms raised while my long black laboratory coat flutters in […]Read more "Cloudy with a Chance of Diamonds"