Ender’s Game (The Book)

For as long as I can remember, Ender’s Game has seemed like the quintessential science fiction story to me. I’m not entirely sure why – maybe it was the dated cover art or the reverence with which other people said author Orson Scott Card’s name – but I always felt that it was one of those booksContinue reading “Ender’s Game (The Book)”


Several years ago, I devoured Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series. It was around the time that I first became aware of dystopian YA novels, and the premise – civilization destroyed by a bug that eats oil and oil-based products, and enforced plastic surgery as a rite of passage – intrigued me. I loved the books, readingContinue reading “Afterworlds”

Ready Player One

Like Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline regularly caught my attention when I was working at Barnes&Noble. The cover was intriguing and the plot summary sounded like it was right up my alley, so every time I saw it on a table or in the Science Fiction section I would pickContinue reading “Ready Player One”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (The Book)

I can’t quite remember where I learned about or how I heard about this October marking the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I do know that I thought it was as good an excuse as any to re-read the book! After all, I had first read Charlie and theContinue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (The Book)”


I had been eyeing Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse for a long time before I actually purchased the book for myself. Its cover always caught my eye when I was shelving or straightening up the Science Fiction section during my Barnes&Noble days, and I would frequently take a moment to read the plot summary on theContinue reading “Robopocalypse”