Science Fiction | Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis

Andy Weir’s second novel brings us to the lunar colony, Artemis. Artemis is a small colony which serves both as a tourist destination and a place to immigrate for some skilled workers who call it their home. The main plot of the book concerns a heist (of sorts) and a smart, witty protagonist called Jazz Bashara. Andy Weir brings his trademark ‘science’ styled writing here and explains in detail how a colony on the moon could survive on its own. Is the book any good? Let’s find out!

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Science Fiction | Book Review: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

starship troopers

It’s surprising that I never got around to reading this book earlier. Starship Troopers is one of the big controversial books about the subject of war. A lot of context for this book comes from Heinlein’s experiences during the Korean War. Heinlein puts a lot of ideas and philosophies in the book which you may not agree with.┬áStill, the book can be enjoyed without subscribing to the author’s beliefs.

I read it because it was the subject of our podcast discussion. If you’re interested in listening to that podcast, it’s here – Starship Troopers podcast on Gadgets360

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Fantasy Sci-fi | Book Review: Legion by Brandon Sanderson

Legion

Having read some of Brandon Sanderson’s books before, I was excited at the prospect of another novella! The back cover painted a very exciting plot and it lives up to it. At about 80ish pages the book packs in quite a story; the protagonist has a well developed character. There’s hints in the book about events in past which I hope are explained in Skin Deep.

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Sci-fi Fantasy | Book Review: The Hike by Drew Magary

The Hike

This book was recommended to me by a friend and I started reading it not knowing what it was about. The back cover was a bit vague and I had never read anything else from the author. I was skeptical but it turned to be quite an experience! Drew Magary has also written The Postmortal which seems just as quirky and it is now on my reading list.

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