Tag 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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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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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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Book Review: Allegiant by Roth (4 Stars)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth 4 out of 5 stars Read in December 2013 Synopsis: The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall (2012) 3 out of 5 stars I find myself drawn to movies inspired from PKD short stories.  I was a bit disappointed when the Adjustment Bureau did not win the Nebula Award (Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games (2012) 3.5 out of 5 stars Better than the book, barely.  I read the book and gave it three stars.  I knew then, when I finished reading it, that a movie would deliver more impact in some … Continue reading

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