Thursday, 10 November 2011

Books Received in October, part 2

The cure for aging has been found, and society slowly goes to pot in this first person account of those forgotten years.  (Read my review of The Postmortal.)

Margaret Atwood's new collection of essays regarding science fiction.
Ready Player One takes place in a future where the world has turned to pot and video games are the only relief.  The creator of a major game has died, leaving 80s pop culture clues within the game for people to find in hopes of inheriting his fortune.

In a dystopian future based on Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, When She Woke sees Hannah Payne punished by dying her skin red.  The colour denotes her crime: murder.

Avry, a healer in a world that fears they are spreading the plague not providing a service, is kidnapped by a group who - surprisingly - do value her abilities.  They want her to heal a plague-stricken prince who is campaigning against her own people.

Spellbound is the continuation of Waking the WitchSavannah's alone and must deal with the consequences of decisions made in the previous book.

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