Review: 1984

1984 George Orwell Synopsis "The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from … Continue reading Review: 1984

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Review: Patience

Patience Daniel Clowes Reading Challenges: Goodreads Synopsis "Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of … Continue reading Review: Patience

Review: Mooncop

Mooncop Tom Gauld Synopsis ""Living on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now." The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the … Continue reading Review: Mooncop

Review: Wires and Nerve

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 Marissa Meyer Wires and Nerve #1 Synopsis "In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure -- with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team. In … Continue reading Review: Wires and Nerve

Review: Youth

Youth Isaac Asimov Synopsis "First appearing in the May 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction and reprinted in the 1955 collection The Martian Way and Other Stories. Youth is one of the rare Asimov stories with alien characters." -Goodreads Review Prior to stumbling upon this story on my Serial Reader app, I had never heard … Continue reading Review: Youth

Anthem

Anthem Ayn Rand "Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the … Continue reading Anthem

The Time Machine

The Time Machine H.G. Wells "I’ve had a most amazing time....” So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the … Continue reading The Time Machine