Recommended SciFi books based on my personal reviews.
The Beam: Season One Featured
Matthew White July 30, 2017 90 0
When all of humanity is connected, the network's hub is the true seat of power.In the year 2097, the only stable nation is the NAU: a dystopia exploding with new technologies and ruled by two political parties. The choices are Enterprise (sink-or-swim ; effort and luck determine whether members prosper or starve) or Directorate, where members are guaranteed safety but can never rise above their station. Above it all is The Beam: an AI-built computer network that serves every whim and connects citizens through implants and biological add-ons. The Beam anticipates every need and has created a world within...
PJRN78 February 14, 2017 388 0
This book follows Rose McKenzie, a prisoner taken from Earth, and her adventures involving an “intelligent system” of a Class 5 space battleship, named Sazo who is learning independence. He's saved her from captivity and torture, but he's also put her in the middle of a conflict. She meets several different types of aliens and interacts with them. This series does have some alien romance of the attraction at first sight. variety.
Crystalphoenix January 07, 2017 385 0
In the wake of the Kryllidar war, creatures of myth and legend, the elder races, and the psychically gifted fled the telepath phobic Alliance worlds in search of sanctuary. They found their safe haven on the planet Mystra. It was a paradise world, then something went horribly wrong. A great cataclysm unleashed a storm of deadly energy that threatened to tear the planet apart. Cut off from the rest of space by a barrier of destructive force, all appeared lost. Then from despair came hope. The energies unleashed by the cataclysm had an unexpected effect. Dormant genes carried by...
The Armageddon Factor Featured
Matthew White December 30, 2016 512 0
Seth White's life has just gotten strange... Religious radicals have taken over the US government, closed all the schools and universities—including the one he was about to graduate from—and are preparing everyone for what they believe will be the Battle of Armageddon. On top of that, a strange man with luminous skin appears to be following him, and Seth is seeing lights in the sky his rational mind simply can’t account for.
Fallen Dragon Featured
Matthew White December 12, 2016 404 0
In the distant future, corporations have become sustainable communities with their own militaries, and corporate goals have essentially replaced political ideology. On a youthful, rebellious impulse, Lawrence joined the military of a corporation that he now recognizes to be ruthless and exploitative. His only hope for escape is to earn enough money to buy his place in a better corporation. When his platoon is sent to a distant colony to quell a local resistance effort, it seems like a stroke of amazing fortune, and Lawrence plans to rob the colony of their fabled gemstone, the Fallen Dragon, to get...
Matthew White November 19, 2016 407 0
Just after World War 2 over New York City, an alien virus transforms human genetics and goes recessive to create super heroes and villains. Most victims die, others experience physical or psychic changes: aces have useful powers, deuces minor maybe entertaining abilities, jokers uglified, disabled, relegated to ghettos. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.
Matthew White November 19, 2016 492 0
War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key. Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic...
Matthew White November 18, 2016 641 0
Following up Firestar and Rogue Star, Michael Flynn continues to deliver vivid characters, suspenseful prose, and an imaginative plot. In the early years of the 21st century, humanity has progressed into space, having established a permanent presence with Earth-orbiting Leo Station. Science and commerce in space are booming, and humanity's future looks bright. But one man's desire for vindication and revenge could end it all. Lodestar chronicles the complex political, personal, and scientific conflicts on Earth and in orbit-conflicts that must be resolved if humanity is to claim its destiny among...
Matthew White November 11, 2016 547 0
Mira has always almost had it all... until it all crashes and burns. She's hurt in a horrible car accident, and the only way the doctors can help is to try experimental prosthetics and chips that are implanted directly into her brain. It's a huge risk, but after months of testing and therapy, Mira is back, and better than ever. But soon her friends turn against her as their parents call her on unfair advantages and get her cut from lacrosse and the scholarships she was depending on for college. And with her enhanced hearing, she knows how...
Invasion Featured Hot
Matthew White October 06, 2016 651 0
They are coming. The countdown has begun. First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with internet) has already shown the populace what is coming. So the news has turned from evasion to triage, urging calm and offering the few facts they have: The objects are enormous, perfectly round spheres numbering in...