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Category: Science Fiction

Science Fiction

The Age of Miracles

For a while the days still felt like days. The sun rose and the sun also set. Darkness was followed by light. I remember the cool swell of morning, the slow burn of afternoon, the sluggishness of dusk. Civil twilight…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Testimony

How to make the world divide into three camps over a single hour: make them pick between science, fantasy and religion. Give them a situation, a hypothetical situation, then give them three possible reasons for it happening – could be…

5 Star, Science Fiction

Apocalypse Cow

Then he heard it: a long and shuddering moo, emanating from deep within the trees. The moo came again thirty seconds later, quieter this time. It was moving away, towards the rolling fields where thousands of dairy cows grazed in…

Science Fiction

Oryx and Crake

It started with growing human organs inside pigs – pigoons they call them – but scientists were intent on solving all of humankind’s problems with genetic engineering and the big businesses just wanted to make more money. In the future,…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Divergent

Tris lives in a world where war is no more. The citizens have been divided into factions dependent on what they thought caused the wars in the first place. They are Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, Candor and Erudite. I will warn…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Cinder

A futuristic retelling of Cinderella’s story, Cinder is a cyborg, forced to use her mechanic skills to make money for her adoptive family. Everyone that knows she is no longer completely human looks down on her, she has no freedom…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Ashfall

When Alex convinces his parents to leave him alone for a weekend, little does he know that the world is about to change. Something crashes through the roof of his house, setting it on fire and soon the whole neighbourhood…

Science Fiction

Deadline

It starts in the same way as Feed, with someone poking a zombie with a stick but soon departs in a different direction. If you haven’t read Feed yet, then this review will contain spoilers for the first book in…