Category Archives: Sci-Fi

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 784 pages, 2010 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: The Passage seems to be the it book for summer 2010. Synopsis: Somewhere in the very near future, a virus is discovered that changes people – it ramps up their immune system and makes them stronger, and the United States Army sees an […]

The Children of Men by P.D. James

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 351 pages, 1992 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I picked this up for ten cents at a library sale, and forgot about it until I saw the movie version of The Children of Men earlier this year. Synopsis: The human race faces extinction as infertility has inexplicably washed over humanity, […]

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 631 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve never considered myself a ‘sci-fi reader,’ but before Harry Potter, I never considered myself a reader who would be into children’s books about wizarding school, so I knew I had to take a chance when Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling were compared […]

Contact by Carl Sagan

Reviewed by C.S.A. Mass Market Paperback, 434 pages, 1985 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: When the movie came out in 1997, my dad took me to see it. I was amazed at the amount of science that went into this remarkably human film, and my friend Michael bought me the book for my birthday. That, […]

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 392 pages, 2003 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Because it’s Atwood, of course. Synopsis: It’s some time in the indeterminate future, and Jimmy, or Snowman, as he now goes by, is living in a strange world of genetically modified pigoons and rakunks, as well as the innocent […]