Jurassic World the Movie Review

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 […]

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Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

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 […]

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A Confusion of Princes

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 […]

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Ender’s Game

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 […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Diamonds

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 […]

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