Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cat, sheep. They've even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from … Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

4/5 stars. Dystopian, Young Adults, Aliens. He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn't know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.  Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.  Until a human … Continue reading The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

With the United Commonwealth teetering on the brink of all-out civil-war, this is the moment to lead that gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale has trained for. Having discovered the brutal truth behind The Testing, she has vowed to end it once and for all. As Cia plunges through layers of deception and danger, … Continue reading Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

With her brutal Testing experience forgotten thanks to a government-issued memory wipe, seventeen-year-old Cia Vale is eager to begin her studies at the Commonwealth's elite University, as is Tomas, the boy she loves. Their bright futures are threatened by the past, however, when violent nightmares that feel more like memories force Cia to question reality … Continue reading Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The United Commonwealth reviews the achievements of yearly graduates in all of its eighteen colonies. Top students are brought to Tosu City for testing to attend the University and become future leaders of the Commonwealth. Question One: What makes an ideal testing candidate? Cia vale, of the Five Lakes Colony, is an exemplar of the … Continue reading The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The List by Patricia Forde

In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world.  On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted to Wordsmith, charged … Continue reading The List by Patricia Forde