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Sci-Fi


  1. C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy has never been as well-known as Narnia or his non-fiction writing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your attention. Out of the Silent Planet has always been my favorite of the three: I take a look at how it stacks up these days. I’m a big sci-fi fan and have looked forward to rediscovering C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy. Read on for more:

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  2. Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Love conquers all and Thane Kyrell and Cienna Ree are a case in point. They overcame their parents’ animosity to become best of friends. They overcame the strict rules of the Imperial Academy to become the best pilots in the galaxy. Now, they are promising members of the Imperial Military with a marvelous life in front of them. Life has done its best to split them apart, but Thane and Cienna have won. Nothing can keep them apart.

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  3. Making decisions would be so much easier if you could jump a few years into the future to find how things will turn out. For instance, you would know that it was worth the bruises to defend your autistic friend from bullies. You would know that your employer wasn’t mad that you kind of went behind his back to volunteer for the cancer-curing implants. You would know to ignore that paranoid, little kid that worried the implants would provide the government with a means for taking over the world.

    Well, strike that last one.

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  4. A mysterious stranger from an alien race that’s not been seen for hundreds of years offers Louis Wu an assignment. His prize is a new propulsion technology that will allow the human race to escape from the galactic core explosion. His mission: explore the strange and unknown Ringworld. Accompanied by a human female and a kzin, Louis Wu accepts the puppeteer’s mission, and the four of them venture out of known space. (more…)

  5. Ender in Exile is a newer book from Orson Scott Card, author of the sci-fi classic Ender’s Game. Ender’s Game is some of the best sci-fi from the past thirty years: its masterful psychology and unexpected action are original and, in my opinion, enduring. I’ve reviewed the book twice before, and it still stands very near the top of my favorite sci-fi. I couldn’t resist a boxed set of Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Ender in Exile — a new book. For the most part, though Exile has an interesting story, it lacks the enduring qualities of its older brother. (more…)

  6. Throughout history, liberty has been something important to the human race. This can be easily proved by taking a look at the stories we tell. There are stage plays, such as Oedipus Rex, which state humans are completely at the mercy of fate. There is television, such as Season 4 of Angel, which argues that freedom, even at the cost of perfection, should be sought after. Surely, individual freedoms are not something to give up easily. Yet Golan Trevize readily does so before his story even starts. Why? That’s the very question he would like answered, and he sets off with two friends to find out. (more…)

  7. Sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to just sit down and read an epic novel. Usually, these stories end up being about a hero who is revealed to be ‘The Chosen One’, finds out about an Evil Emperor, trains to defeat him, and saves the day through hard work and sacrifice. Of course, this is only entertaining because I don’t have to live it. If the villain is murderous, I don’t have to worry. If the fate of the world is threatened, I can rest assured it is just a story. Jim Hunt has no such assurance. (more…)

  8. In Clair’s world, the primary mode of travel is teleportation. AI’s copy a person’s pattern and deliver it perfectly to their destination in less than a minute. The whole world can be travelled in mere hours, and people who live on opposite sides of the globe can attend the same schools. But what would happen if someone altered a person’s pattern before it arrived? What if you could change a person’s appearance? What if you could make someone perfectly beautiful? When a meme claiming this very thing to be possible goes viral, Clair is sceptical, but on closer examination she discovers something a lot more sinister behind the pretty promise. (more…)

  9. Rick is a senior who’s got it all: a beautiful girlfriend, star quarterback for his school, and a football scholarship lined up already. But all that changes when his dad leaves the family and Rick is in a terrible car accident that leaves his legs weak and useless. Crippled and alone, Rick withdraws into his room, where he spends hours playing video games. But all that changes when he is approached by the government, and asked to save the world. Literally.

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  10. The world is not as simple as Beatrice Pryor once thought. She’s lived all her life in Abnegation — one of the five factions that society has divided into to keep the world peaceful and safe. She always expected that she would grow up, take her aptitude test, and choose to stay in Abnegation with her family. After all, the majority of emerging adults choose to stay in the faction they grew up in.

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