Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Just this week Oprah made a speech at the Golden Globes Award Ceremony that grabbed headlines all over the world. In it she envisioned a different kind of world for women and   said: So I want all the girls watching … Continue reading

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Speak: A novel by Louisa Hall

What makes us human? What is memory? What is the difference between the human mind and Artificial Intelligence? Interesting questions to raise as we be come more and more dependent on Siri (and the like) to manage our lives or … Continue reading

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Have you ever wondered about the road not taken? I do! I wonder what would have happened if I had taken my speech professor’s advice and joined my college debate team. Would I have ended up where I am today … Continue reading

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The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb

After reading the new FitzChivilary Farseer novels which I enjoyed tremendously, I decided to read more of Hobb and picked up a new trilogy set in the same world as the Farseer novels. These books (Ship of Magic, Mad Ship, … Continue reading

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu and Translated by Ken Liu

The search for alien life has been going on for more than thirty years, but if you are like me you don’t think about it about it very much, except when you watch the movie Independence Day and see the … Continue reading

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

As a daughter of missionaries I am always intrigued by how missionaries are portrayed in fiction. In general they don’t fair very well. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is probably the most recent example of the missionary stereotype in … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

This book was recommended to me by my daughter so I should have known it would be good, but I am notoriously leery of books that are recommended to me!  So it was very gratifying to find that the story … Continue reading

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