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Science Ficiton

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

I first read this book as a child and recently reread it. It's fantastic! Easy to read, a compelling story and great characterisation. Orson Scott Card is a true storyteller and really all of his sci-fi is worth a read.

Reviewed by: K.M.V.



Kindred by Octavia Butler

I'm not a science fiction fan, but when I saw that no sci fi books had been reviewed this summer, I decided that it was time to read "Kindred", which I've had on my "to read" list for some time. It's an amazing, chilling book. The heroine, a 20th century African-Americn woman named Dana, finds herself transported across time and space to a slave-owning plantation, where she saves Rufus, a drowning white boy. Dana soon returns to the 20th century and to Kevin, her white husband, but a repeat of the time travel experience gives her further evidence that Rufus is her ancestor, and that he will mate with a black woman to produce her great grandmother. Viewing the whippings, brutality and powerlessness of slavery through the eyes of a 20th century woman brings the experience home in an especially horrifying way. I won't forget this compelling, brilliant story. Reviewed by: Francesca B.

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