Science Fiction

Ernest Cline is a massive nerd, and oh boy are we lucky to have him. Ready Player One was his first published novel, and at the time of writing this review he has published one other novel by the name of Armada. He is also known for his screenplays, such as 2009’s Fanboys. For a… Read More

A powerful and epic debut about fate and timelessness of first love, The Next Together is a fantastic read. Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presences changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times… Read More

Although I was looking forward to reading Speak, I did assume I could predict the story as soon as I saw the words “artificial intelligence” in the blurb. AI fiction varies in quality, but it almost always contains the universal warning that machines will take over. Louisa Hall, however, makes a welcome adjustment in warning… Read More

Benjamin Percy’s The Dead Lands is a kind of post-apocalyptic retelling of the Lewis and Clark’s expedition across America in the early nineteenth century. Set 150 years into the future, a devastating illness, which caused its sufferers’ lungs to burn and for them to cough up blood until they died, has wiped out all but a… Read More

The Chimes is a debut novel like no other. Readers land in a dystopian London that is familiar yet enthrallingly different, in a London where music has replaced the written word and into a story of memory, love and freedom. NZ Booklovers recently caught up with New Zealand’s Anna Smaill, author of this captivating debut. The… Read More

A boy wakes up in a pipe, in the middle of a silent forest, with no memories of where he came from before. Rescued by a mysterious, nameless stranger, he finds himself walking down a rusted railway through an eerie, dangerous land, filled with abandoned factories, pipes and strange creatures. So begins The Factory World… Read More

“For me, Dune will be the coming of a god. I wanted to make something sacred, free, with new perspective. Open the mind!” ~Alejandro Jodorowsky The Incredibly Strange section of the NZ International Film Festival is always worth a look. You never know what oddity you might find in the selection of films, but you… Read More

Ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the human population has been decimated by what is now being called the Simian Flu. Caesar and his fellow apes live in a peaceful society, far removed from the remains of humanity, but when a group of human survivors seeks their help… Read More

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