Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi

Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi Science Fiction: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi   Imagine a future where cities are built on the remnants of the cities we know. Portland/Seattle/Vancouver have merged to become “Cascadia.” These meta cities transcend national boundaries and have cultures, alliances, and citizenships of their own, sometimes coming at the expense of […]

Book Review: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi Science Fiction: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi I will admit it. Part of me is still 13 years old. It probably always will be. So when a book’s opening chapter involves a complex plot to murder an alien trade negotiator using provocatively scented flatulence to send coded messages, messages understood […]

Book Review: Lock In, John Scalzi

Book Review: Lock In, John Scalzi Science Fiction: Lock In, John Scalzi In Scalzi’s Near Future universe, Haden’s Syndrome, named after former first lady Margaret Haden, who was one of its first victims, has claimed millions of lives worldwide. Over 400 million have succumbed to the disease, which usually presents with meningitis symptoms. Most die. A lucky […]

Book Series Review: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Series Review: Binti; Binti: Home; Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor      Science Fiction Series: Binti; Binti: Home; Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor Binti is one of the most extraordinary students on earth, so special that she has been accepted to Oomza University, the best university in the galaxy. Adding to her uniqueness is her tribe, the Himba, […]

Book Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen

Book Series Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen      Science Fiction: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen May is Asian-American History month, so in honor of that we wanted to review one (or more) Asian-American authors on Scintilla. Curtis C. Chen has written two books in his “Kangaroo” series. Both are […]

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon

Book Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon Science Fiction: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon I love finding new books from authors with different voices. Often, their characters are refreshing and also speak with different voices, representing populations that open my eyes to people I might otherwise overlook.  Rivers Solomon is such an author, and […]

Book Review: Redshirts, John Scalzi

Book Review: Redshirts, John Scalzi Celebrate First Contact in the Star Trek Universe, April 5th Book Review Science Fiction: Redshirts by John Scalzi Along with spin-offs, movies, toys, and inspiration to generations of scientists, Star Trek has given us something almost everyone can relate to: the “red shirt” joke. Several episodes of Star Trek involved a […]