Category Archives: Dystopian

Empty, Not Hollow: And Other Stories, by A.C. Adams (2014)

A.C. Adams’s “Empty, Not Hollow: And other stories” is the perfect book for a Sunday afternoon. It’s not long–92 pages on the Kindle–but it’s ideal for sitting back with a big glass of red wine (The book is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Moriarty, by Daniel Corey (story) & Anthony Diecedue, et al, (illustration) (2013)

The Dark Professor Returns (nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Sherlock Holmes has been dead for twenty years, and there’s nobody to rein in Professor James Moriarty. Can the world still be standing? The … Continue reading

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Swans and Klons, by Nora Olsen (2013)

(nb: I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Rubric and Salmon Jo have a seemingly idyllic life. They are students at a top academy. They are ready to begin working with their mentors, and they have each … Continue reading

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Celebrity in Death, by J.D. Robb (2012)

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb My rating: 4 of 5 stars First off, I like J.D. Robb’s “In Death” series. They’re all set in a dystopian future New York, and follow NYPD Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and her mega-rich, once … Continue reading

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Ready, Player One, by Ernest Cline (2011)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this awhile ago, but I was sick and depressed this week, and I wanted to revisit something fun. Ready Player One is a love letter to … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (Book, 2008)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s a dystopian world, and North America is now called Panem, divided into twelve districts. District 12 is down at the bottom, an impoverished, coal-mining misery pit. Survival … Continue reading

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