The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

Black Friday shopping? What could be better than a guide to world domination!? A perfect gift for the evil or ethically shady scientist and/or science fiction fan in your social circles. The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius. John Joseph Adams, Ed. New York: Tor, 2013. MP3.… Continue reading The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius. John Joseph Adams, Ed. New York: Tor, 2013. MP3. Genre: Anthology Summary: A collection of 22 positively witty and wicked short stories from a slew of talented authors including Harry Turtledove, Diana Gabaldon, Carrie Vaughn, and Austin Grossman, to name… Continue reading The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Vaugn, Brian K. Saga, vol 1. Illus. Fiona Staples. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2012. Print. Genre: Graphic Novel Summary: Racial opposites, Marko and Alana, fight on opposing sides of a bloody interstellar war, until they fall in love. Defecting from the army, they run away and begin a family. With a new baby to care… Continue reading Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Bacigalupi, Paolo.┬áThe Windup Girl. 2009. New York: Brilliance Audio, 2015. MP3. Genre: science fiction Summary: A genetically modified girl inadvertently kicks off a political shit storm in her struggle to escape the brothel imprisoning her. Critique: Bacigalupi, a fellow Coloradan, has won the Hugo, the Nebula, even the Printz awards for his excellent writing! In… Continue reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov

Asimov, Isaac. Pebble in the Sky. 1950. North Kingstown, RI: BBC Audio, 2009. MP3. Genre: science fiction Summary: Robert Fass narrates Asimov’s first novel, and the story that kicks off the Foundation series in book form. Thanks to an accident in a nearby chemistry lab, unsuspecting Joseph Schwartz steps through a wrinkle in time. The… Continue reading Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov