Behold a Dark Mirror by Theophilus Axxe
Paperback, 330 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Zum Ze Publishing (first published December 10th 2012)
ISBN 0988720515 (ISBN13: 9780988720510)
edition language; English
Genre: Science Fiction and fantasy
The setting that Theophilus Axxe has created is wonderful with some great explanations and descriptions, the book is set in the future although the exact year is known. Teleportation has been invented and inhabitants can now teleport between places and even between different planets. Could this be a future of Earth?
Jenus is one of the main characters, and also my favourite one, leads a quiet life as a successful chemist until he makes a bad gambling decision and then it gets turned upside down. Continue reading
The Ship Breaker (The Ship Breaker #1) – Paolo Bacigalupi http://windupstories.com/
n this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
I give this book 4 stars out of 5, there are possible spoilers in the review.
This dystopian, science fiction novel was something different from those novels I normally read, I was not sure exactly what to expect when I chose it so I don´t really have much to compare it with. It is the first book I have read by this author. Paolo Bacigalpui has won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for this book, and he has also won other awards for some of his other novels.
The whole book makes you really think about global warming, oil, the environment and if this may or not actually happen in the future. Continue reading