Tagged: dystopias

The machine stops by

I came across mention of this story over on Metafilter and, while I have heard of Forster I’ve never read1 any of their works so I...

Last ones left alive by

Orpen is travelling alone across Ireland. She’s left the only home she ever knew and is looking for something. She’s left safety and security to risk...

The book of Joan by

I picked this book up on impulse. I had finished a book the day before and hadn’t yet decided what to read when lunchtime came around....

The heart goes last by

Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’...

The dazzle of day by

Dolores Negrete is leaving home, she will be boarding the Dusty Miller along with many other Quakers and leaving the planet, heading for the great unknown...

Moxyland by

Set in a fictional, futuristic Cape Town in South Africa Moxyland is a book that I’m somewhat conflicted about. I read Beukes’ Zoo City back in...

Looper dir. by

Its 2044 and time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in thirty years time it will be. And then promptly criminalised, which means of course that...

White horse by

It is the end of the world as Zoe knows it. A mysterious plague came along, killed almost everyone. A small few survived, but were changed,...

Blackout by

Book three in the Newsflesh trilogy It is 2041. Three years have gone by since the first book in this series, and a lot has happened...

The death of grass by

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge It is the 1950s, and a devastating virus is sweeping Asia. It attacks grass, and grass feeds...

Wool series, 2 – 5 by

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. As I mentioned in my review of Wool, the first in...