Category Archives: Dystopian

Reading the 1941 Retro Hugo Best Novel Nominees – Kallocain by Karin Boye

I finished Kallocain early this morning.  Finished is too final a word.  I doubt this book will ever fully leave me.  I should give this book four or five stars, but it’s hard to ‘lie’ to myself (as the narrator … Continue reading

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Syfy’s Ascension Jumps The Shark In Its Very First Episode

http://io9.com/syfys-ascension-jumps-the-shark-in-its-very-first-episo-1671860541 Meh.  I don’t need another police procedural in a fish bowl. Ugh. I began to suspect something was extremely fishy within the first couple of minutes. If it was really early 1960s, then the examining doctor would not be … Continue reading

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The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

http://io9.com/10-types-of-fictional-apocalypses-and-what-they-mean-1643403076 Anything but zombies please! Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Stormdancer by Kristoff (4 Stars)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff 4 out of 5 stars Read in late August 2014 Synopsis from MacMillan’s site: Stormdancer is the first in the epic new fantasy series The Lotus War, introducing an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk … Continue reading

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31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

http://io9.com/31-essential-science-fiction-terms-and-where-they-came-1594794250?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Some of my favorites include: android, terraforming, posthuman, dystopia, multiverse and cyberspace. Interesting list and origins. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Fantasy v SF Round One Second Half Gets Weird

io9 continues whittling down the first sixty-four entries, getting decidedly weirder, digging around in the classics for mad scientists, dystopian alternate realities, monsters and magic. Results from the first half of the voting returned only one disappointment for me, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Highly Unlikely Scenario by Cantor (3 Stars)

A Highly Unlikely Scenario or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor 3 out of 5 stars Read in February 2014 Suggested reading for the Kansas City Public Library Adult Winter Reading Program “Stop Me If … Continue reading

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