In “Thirteen Ways to Kill Lulabelle Rock,” Maud Woolf spins a tale of identity and autonomy wrapped in a sci-fi mystery about a celebrity and her clones.
Tagged: Science Fiction
I Saw Santa’s Underpants is a silly festive tale that younger readers will enjoy for the rhyming and bright illustrations. Whereas older readers or curmudgeons will focus more on gaps in the storyline.
Before I finished listening to the audiobook of Alexander X, I was already searching online to see if the next in the series was out. It was obvious that that must be another instalment...
When you find a book that resonates, is fun, interesting, engaging and well written, you can’t help but wallow in the warm glow of bookish love. Murderbot is a character that will either grow on you (before the end of chapter 1) or you will adore instantly, there are no other options.
The name Murderbot invokes so much curiosity. I’m glad that I took that first step to find out more about this complex and wry personality. Looking forward to more adventures with this character.
Even though it’s a dystopia you’ve seen and read before, there’s an interesting slant on this world. Wouldn’t you want to be a superhero rather than live a constrained life with little prospects. Glad I’m not in that predicament.
This is a book with the focus on children. Yes they are technically teenagers, but who are held accountable as adults. Children who are fulfilling adult obligations within their homes and on the streets. Even at school there is only a cursory attempt to treat them as minors. Femi Fadugba takes these issues and more, and crafts a a book that crosses genres, it is fantasy, it is science fiction, yet it is poignantly contemporary.
Kindred is about about Dana Franklin a black woman from the 1970’s who keeps accidentally travelling back in time and meeting with her slave-owning ancestor. Don’t imagine what happens, pick up up this graphic novel to read and see what this journey is like. You will feel all the feels.
Godless by Derek Porterfield, picks up directly where Book 1 of the Mute Cat Chronicles ended. We pause for a moment and then are flung back into this ripping yarn about resistance in a techno-religious city. When power corrupts who will take a stand?
There are many things to like about The Memory Police, the narrative structure, the well drawn characters and world building. Another aspect that I can’t let go unsaid was the delicate way information was revealed. I didn’t realise just how chaotic the island was until I (the reader) was invested in the story and found myself, like the islanders equally wounded by this calamitous place. But its thought provoking insight into the power and relevance of memory is what lingers and will not be easily forgotten.