Books

Gift Giving Guide: Science Fiction Books for the Special People in Your Life

As an avid reader and writer, there's no gift quite so precious to me as a book. My best friend and I spent years exchanging books as birthday and holiday presents, often with a little inscription inside stating why we picked it out for the other person. Last Christmas, my husband deviated from his normal… Continue reading Gift Giving Guide: Science Fiction Books for the Special People in Your Life

Books

Book Review: Biotech and Parenting in “Borne”

After reading Jeff VanderMeer's strange science fiction novel Annihilation, I decided to jump into another of his strange sci-fi books: Borne. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Bahni Turpin, which helped me finish it quickly as I was able to put my commute to good use. It's definitely longer than Annihilation, and in many ways the world-building… Continue reading Book Review: Biotech and Parenting in “Borne”

Books, Movies

The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Last week I whizzed through reading James VanderMeer's sci-fi novel Annihilation, in preparation for its film adaptation by Alex Garland. I finished the book on Friday -- it was only a six-hour audiobook, although it's part of a longer series -- and I saw the movie over the weekend. And it was weird, in a good… Continue reading The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie