The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi The Interdependency, Book 2 Fiction: Consuming Fire, John Scalzi Emperox Grayland II is in deep. Most believe she is in over her head. She is the unexpected, unprepared ruler of the Interdependency, a series of worlds held together by their mutual need for each other and their connection through […]

Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi Science Fiction: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi *2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL* *2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL*   “The Interdependency,” a galactic empire spanning dozens of far-flung human settlements, has stood for a thousand years. The descendants of Earth long ago discovered how to access […]

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi Science Fiction/Mystery: Head On, John Scalzi Fans of John Scalzi’s previous novel Lock In will be delighted with this 2017 sequel. Head On features the return of FBI agent Chris Shane, his partner Leslie Vann, and the world of the “Hadens,” people who have survived a usually fatal illness only […]

Book Review: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi SciFi Mystery: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi   Part fantasy, part science fiction, part mystery, and all Scalzi. The Dispatcher is set in a near future when the rules of death have changed. People no longer die violently. For reasons no one understands, with no warning or preparation, violent death just stopped. […]

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 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 […]