Tag Archives: science fiction

Books for Dudes – Every Day

“Every Day,” by David Leviathan, challenges how we think of a main protagonist. This story is about A, who wakes up in a different body every single day. A tries to live each person’s life as they would or, at the very … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Superhero Science

Radiation. Genetic modification. Mutation. These words are often found in science textbooks. They are also frequently found in comic books and graphic novels! While the stories are often fantastical, the characters themselves owe much of their origins and adventures to … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – “Blackout”

Robison Wells, author of popular YA books “Variant” and “Feedback,” begins a new YA series with “Blackout.” This thriller starts with super-powered teens attacking Hoover Dam, and the action only gets bigger from there. These teen terrorist attacks are happening … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – “Origami Yoda” Series

Fold or fold not. There is no try. Tom Angleberger’s “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” is as much about life at a typical middle school as it is about Star Wars and the wonderful art of origami. Dwight, a … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Ender’s Game

Ender is Earth’s only hope against an aggressive alien species referred to as “Buggers.” Ender is sent to Battle School, where the best and brightest are trained to take out these aggressive aliens once and for all. Ender is…only six … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Reviewer: Jordan B. Why you liked this book: I really enjoyed reading this book. When I first opened the cover I wasn’t so sure because it took a chapter or two for me to be embraced by the plot. The story runs … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – The Reluctant Assassin

Eoin Colfer, the author of the Artemis Fowl books, returns with “The Reluctant Assassin“, the first title in the W.A.R.P. series. In 1898 London, an apprentice assassin named Riley is about to make his first kill. Unfortunately, the old man … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Why I liked it: I actually didn’t like it at first; it paints a miserable picture of a dog-eat-dog society that develops after our world runs out of oil and global warming swallows our coastal cities. Nailer is a likeable … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Why I checked it out: A dystopian take on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story? Yes, please! What it’s about: Araby Worth lives in a land decimated by a plague. The rich are protected by porcelain masks and the poor are … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Veld

I was excited to find that Vivian Vande Velde has a new book out that revolves around gaming and virtual reality. I loved her earlier book “Heir Apparent” with its virtual reality “sword and sorcery” adventure. I was a little … Continue reading

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