A pandemic where the infected people are unresponsive sleepwalkers marching to an unknown destination turns out to be even more scary than the one we’re living through.
What happens when we stop dreaming? And what if we could steal the dreams of someone else and take them for our own? Would we do it, even if it meant the destruction of the people we’re stealing from? That question is at the heart of The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (2017). This Young AdultContinue reading “‘The Marrow Thieves’ explores a dystopian indigenous world”
The Martian (2012) is the story of an astronaut on a manned mission to Mars who gets left for dead when his crewmates evacuate in a crisis. It has a lot of the elements that made me think I didn’t like science fiction for so long. Primarily, it has techno-babble. Lots and lots of techno-babble.Continue reading “Andy Weir’s Madcap Misadventures and Math on Mars”