by Andy Weir
"Techno-nerds Rejoice! Stranded and Ingenious!"
Posted January 14, 2014
Stranded! One of the most frightening words in any language
since the days of sea-fairing; but how would it feel to be
stranded alone on Mars? This is the position Mark Watney
finds himself in when as a crew member of The Ares 3
mission to Mars the commander Read more...
by Nick Cutter
Posted January 1, 2014
A gripping horror novel, The Troop by Nick Cutter tells the
story of a small group of Scouts who, with their
Scoutmaster Tim, camp on an island for their annual trip to
hone their scout craft, cook over open fires and all the
usual scouting activities. Their idyll of camping Read more...
by Harry Turtledove
"THINGS FALL APART"
Posted November 26, 2013
This is the second in a series of three books about a
supervolcano eruption at Yellowstone park, a genuine
possible supervolcano eruption point, and its devastating
effects on not just America but the entire world.
in the series comes after the eruption has ended and the
world is Read more...
The Tenth Circle
by Jon Land
"The Tenth Circle"
Posted November 21, 2013
A colony disappears in America in the 16th century, a ship
is found abandoned in the Bay of Gibraltar in the 19th
century, a series of apparent terrorist attacks take place
in 21st century America, could there be a connection; and
if so what? These are among the questions that Read more...
Fire From Heaven
by Mary Renault
"Fire From Heaven"
Posted November 4, 2013
The story of Alexander the Great's early years, from his
childhood in Macedonia through such periods as his tutoring
by Aristotle and his first battles FIRE FROM HEAVEN is a
and thoroughly researched historical novel.
Alexander's early childhood, being raised until the age of
seven Read more...
Kingdom - The Promised Land
by Dan Abnett
"Wanting to Try a Graphic Novel--This is a Great One to Start With"
Posted October 16, 2013
A future Earth where deadly insectoid creatures have overrun
almost all the world, leaving only Antarctica as a last
refuge; populated by the descendants of gene-modified guards
like 'Hackman' Gene and his pack, originally bred to defend
the last of humanity, it is a harsh battleground where there
are Read more...
The Melting World
by Christopher White
"The Melting World"
Posted October 13, 2013
THE MELTING WORLD by Christopher White tells the story of
the recent years of Glacier National Park in Montana. Since
Aug 2008 the author has been following the studies of Dan
Fagre of the U.S. Geological Survey which have been showing
a dramatic decrease in the size of the Read more...
The Perpetual Motion Club
by Sue Lange
"The Perpetual Motion Club"
Posted September 25, 2013
When Elsa, a high school sophomore, decides to build a
perpetual motion machine and set up a Perpetual Motion
Society in her school she has no idea how hard it will be
to persuade the school and her mother that this is a
sensible idea. Next, to add to her Read more...
Our Final Invention
by James Barrat
"AI, is it reality now or soon?"
Posted September 16, 2013
An educating, well written and genuinely frightening book
OUR FINAL INVENTION by James Barrat is the result of the
research by the author into artificial intelligence and
the very real dangers he perceives from our determined
efforts to create it. His primary point is the very simple
and you would Read more...
by Melanie Neale
"A True Story of Life on the Water"
Posted September 15, 2013
A wonderfully engaging true story of a childhood and
adolescence spent on a boat on the east coast of America,
BOAT GIRL by Melanie Neale paints a picture of an
upbringing that I found myself envying.
At the early age of
one she joins her parents on their boat, the Read more...
Cities at Sea
by Martin Simmons
"Cities at Sea"
Posted September 2, 2013
1000 years in the future the Earth is mostly covered in
water. Giant city-sized 'rafts' hold most of the world's
population, giving a comfortable if bland life to the
inhabitants. Sal, a trainee navigator on the Sydney raft,
discovers through her researche on the world wide internet
connecting Read more...
by Jason Mott
Posted August 10, 2013
Set mostly in a small Southern town In America THE RETURNED
by Jason Mott is a story involving both science fiction
concepts and real human feelings. The main story is centered
on one elderly couple in the town whose long dead little
boy, Jacob, comes back mysteriously from the dead Read more...
by Geoffrey Gudgion
Posted August 4, 2013
In Saxon's Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion a car crash on a lonely
country road, caused by the sudden appearance of a stag,
leads to very unexpected results.
Many weeks later the driver is visited in hospital by one
of the two people who found him and his dead colleague Read more...
The Broken Land
by Ian McDonald
"How Close To Our Future is this Science Fiction Read?"
Posted August 3, 2013
THE BROKEN LAND by Ian McDonald is a story of a strange
future world set around a community whose technology is
organic based, it revolves around the trouble caused by the
imposition of a new social order by the Emperor Across the
River. With his forces, in their foul pollution Read more...
Zombies Vs Robots: Diplomacy
by Mike Dubisch
Posted July 6, 2013
ZVR DIPLOMACY is collection of short stories around the
theme of an Earth which has been infected with a terrible
virus; it re-animates the dead and fills them with an
insatiable appetite for the flesh of the living. The
situation is so serious that humanity builds fighting
robots to Read more...
Dream of Time
by Nancy J. Price
"A Great Time Travel Debut"
Posted June 16, 2013
Robin wakes to find herself in a strange place, is it a
hospital, or a prison even? After falling asleep she wakes
back in her own bed and after a few more such dreams she
slowly realises her strange dreams are actually time
travel, asleep in one time she is Read more...