Reviews and Blog Posts: aliens

Saga. Volume 3

by Brian K Vaughan

Reviewer Rating:
4

So good! Just as good as the first two volumes. A great graphic novel: the perfect combination of an amazing sci-fi adventure story and beautiful graphics. Pick it up!

Fortunately, the milk

by Neil Gaiman

Reviewer Rating:
4

Fortunately, Neil Gaiman and Scottie Young collaborated on this book, because it's wonderful. Only Gaiman could turn a quick trip to the corner market for milk into a grand adventure full of aliens, time-traveling dinosaurs, vampires, pirates, and even a few ponies. Scottie Young's illustrations are the perfect accompaniment. His...

The true meaning of Smekday

by Adam Rex

Reviewer Rating:
3

Smek Day is a fun romp through some outrageous adventures that even a non-sci-fi fan like me can enjoy. When Gratuity “Tip” Tucci is assigned to write about Smek Day for a National Time Capsule contest, she tells us about the alien Boov abducting her mother on Christmas Eve, her...

Revelation space

by Alastair Reynolds

Reviewer Rating:
4

Just so you know where I stand as a reviewer: if you start off your book with a deadly "razor storm" bearing down on archaeologists at a dig site on an alien planet, I'll probably follow your story wherever it goes from there. I just can’t get enough of that...

The Martian war : a thrilling eyewitness account of the recent alien invasion, as reported by Mr. H. G. Wells

by Kevin J. Anderson

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you like H.G. Wells, you will enjoy Kevin J. Anderson's book The Martian War.  Real and fictional characters come together in the novel to create an enthralling, exciting adventure.  Percival Lowell, a man obsessed with Mars and the race he believes inhabits it, recruits Dr. Moreau to help him in...

Dawn

by Octavia E Butler

Reviewer Rating:
4

Wow--I'm so glad this book was recommended to me--I'd heard of many of Butler's other novels, but not this one. The Earth has been mostly destroyed by nuclear war. Lilith Iyapo wakes up 250 years later to find that she, and other surviving humans, have been saved by an alien...

The 5th Wave

by Richard Yancey

Reviewer Rating:
4

The first book in a projected trilogy and soon to be a major motion picture this is the next big thing according to lots of reviewers. Aliens are threatening earth and apparently exterminating as many humans as they can, but years ago they implanted babies with their consciousness and so...

Year zero : a novel

by Robert Reid

Reviewer Rating:
4

So funny, so ridiculous!  Gives a little nostalgic walk down memory lane with mention of old TV sitcoms, bands, singers, and music from the mid '70s on.  The author makes fun of the music industry, goofy copyright laws and punishments, lawyers, government workers, labor unions, almost no one is left...

Seasonal Reading

Do you have a favorite go-to read at this time of the year? For some folks, it's Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Possibly a religious text. Maybe it's a holiday story that someone read to you as a child. For the last few years, my traditional holiday read has been the nontraditional and very funny science fiction novella All Seated on the Ground by Colorado author Connie Willis.

If the words "science fiction" scare you and don't really put you in a holiday mood, just give me a moment to try to convince you to give this one a try.

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