Category Archive: Science Fiction

Video Gaming in Fiction

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I have enjoyed playing video games since I was elementary school playing Spyro the Dragon video games on a first generation PlayStation and playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64. In college I… Continue reading

Review: Burning Midnight

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Burning Midnight has been my latest book that I have brought with me everywhere to read whenever I have time. This book has an intriguing premise about the near future where colored spheres… Continue reading

Anna’s Favorites of 2015

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I have compiled a list of my favorite reads of 2015. My main genre that I normally read is fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal, so I surprised myself this past year by having… Continue reading

Science Fiction and Dystopias for MS and HS

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Speculative fiction is a fairly new term that encompasses several genres that have one thing in common: their settings are not real. Not just unfamiliar, but really unreal. They take place on other… Continue reading

Alternate Formats

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A couple of books have come by my desk recently that really caught my eye because of their unique format. The two books below caught my attention because there are stories told entirely… Continue reading

Traveling to Strange New Worlds

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I enjoy reading all sorts of fiction, but my favorite has always been about anything not real—which now goes by the much more imposing term of speculative fiction. And within this subset of… Continue reading

Review: Scan

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Scan by Walter Jury and S.E. Fine. 9780399160653. 2014. Gr. 9-12. Summer will soon be upon us, and that means the latest crop of Hollywood blockbuster action movies will soon be in theaters.… Continue reading

Genius and Madness

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There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. –Aristotle I find geniuses and their lives fascinating, and I think Aristotle has identified why that is for me.  It seems that the… Continue reading

Review: Red Rising

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Red Rising is the beginning of a trilogy from the debut author, Pierce Brown. The story takes place on Mars, far into the future. The society on Mars is constructed into castes, and… Continue reading

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

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Fantasy is my favorite genre—though I really won’t turn away historical fiction, science fiction, mysteries, or even realistic fiction.  I especially enjoy a good fairy tale retelling; whether it is spoofed or twisted… Continue reading