Category Archives: Dystopia


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick (1968) Here’s a question: If I pick up Arthur C Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), will I discover that their impact has diminished because … Continue reading

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The enchanted world

Another category for the 2015 Reading Challenge is *a book set in the future*, for which I chose a book that has long been sitting on my shelf: Sylvia Louise Engdahl’s Enchantress from the Stars (1970), a Newbery Honor Book. My … Continue reading

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Hopkins takes a back seat

Life as We Knew It (2006), Susan Beth Pfeffer Late in 2011, on a previous blog, I reviewed an obscure sci-fi book by RC Sheriff about a cataclysmic disaster involving an asteroid, the moon, and our earth. In fact, I … Continue reading

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And you thought THIS winter was bad

Snow stained black from city air is piled high on streets and sidewalks, leaving wide puddles at crosswalks as it melts. This has been quite a winter — twice the average total snowfall — and more is expected next week. … Continue reading

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