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Lock In by John Scalzi

In the near distant future, a new virus takes its place on the world stage; the majority of those who are infected suffer flu like symptoms, and a smaller percent suffer meningitis-like symptoms. While many of the smaller group die, a few survive and find that they are “locked in” to their own body, fully [...]

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

In Joe Abercrombie’s latest fantasy, Half a King, we meet Prince Yarvi, born with a crippled hand. When his father and brother are killed, Yarvi unexpectedly finds himself king. Yarvi never wanted to be king and feels he is woefully unprepared to take on the role. A king should be able to swing a sword [...]

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Princess Kelsea is the heir to the Tearling throne, but she is raised in isolation and taught by a couple who were loyal to her mother, Queen Elyssa. When she turns nineteen, the Queen’s Guard arrive to take her to the capital; it is time for Kelsea to take the throne. She is unprepared for [...]

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is a funny guy. A funny engineering botanist guy who just happens to work on Mars. Mark works with five other scientists on Mars. When a storm threatens, the team, at risk of being stranded on Mars without a return vehicle, makes the decision to abort the mission. They flee and blast off. [...]

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

After finally discovering and watching the first three seasons of the HBO series, Game of Thrones I became slightly addicted to the world of Westeros. So naturally, I was at a loss when season 3 ended and I realized I would have to wait until next spring for season 4 to begin.  So to fill [...]

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Imagine that when you are born, your brain is implanted with a chip that allows you to access a vast computer network called the Feed.  The Feed allows you to quickly download any information you desire, communicate telepathically with your linked friends, and view a constant stream of advertisements that are tailored to your personality [...]

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is the first book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy which also includes Catching Fire and Mockingjay. This Young Adult series has gone viral across genre and age lines and has a lot to talk about…poverty, celebrity, genetic engineering, friendship, fashion, mental illness, love, hate, cake-decorating and war. Katniss is a teenager trying [...]

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

The first book in Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia series. Followed by The Queen of Attolia,  The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings. The main star of this fantasy series is Gen and his humble beginnings as a thief imprisoned in the lands of Sounis. Picture the Mediterranean. He boasted to be the cleverest [...]

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow is a big name in the science fiction and online worlds. He has written numerous articles on online culture and intellectual freedom. Little Brother is marketed as a teen novel, but I think adults could get a lot out of it as well. Published in 2008, it was [...]

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Anathem by Neal Stephenson One of the best things about Neal Stephenson’s works is that they make me feel just a bit smarter than I probably am. He gets into some pretty heavy mathematical, physics and philosophical areas but he holds your hand through them, explaining in a not too convoluted way. The novels can [...]

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