Category Archives: Science Fiction

Do You Dinosaur?

So, as many of you already know, jurassic-parksmallerJurassic Park, the 1993 movie has just come out in 3-D in movie theaters and will soon be available for the small screen. I love this movie, but I love the book that it’s based on even more. Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park came out in 1990. If you read it now, you’ll be surprised at how much the world has changed. The book talks about cray supercomputers and there are no cell phones. It’s still a scary book and it’s a lot darker than the movie. Interesting how books and movies take a different direction, isn’t it? What’s your favorite book that’s been made into a movie?

Calling all Writers! (and Readers)

On Monday, November 19 and November 26 from 7 to 8 pm, the Writers and Readers club will meet downstairs at the Library. It’s just for Riverside people in 6th to 8th grade. Be there for writing games where we will gear up for character development, description and other snarly writing stuff. Be there to discuss (or criticize) a new book, genre or movie. It’s going to be the literary event of the year! (Or at least a fun way to spend your Monday evening.)

I’ve got that Dystopian feeling… again!

If you enjoyed The Hunger Games then you’ve gotten a taste for dystopia–books about a society changed forever by something that happened in the past. If you’ve finished The Hunger Games and you are “hungry” (so sorry) for more books set in a dystopian future, then how about trying Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. It’s a story about a young man called “Nailer” who makes a living tearing apart rusty, abandoned ships. It’s a tough and dangerous job made even more dangerous by the oil fumes, dirt, dust and the company Nailer keeps. Complicating his life is the fact that his father has crashed into the dark world of gangs and drugs. Nailer’s life is grim, but there are a few bright spots. His friend and boss, Pima represents a safe haven. Her family protects Nailer from his father. But no one can protect them from a “city killer” a typhon storm that sweeps through their coastal village. When a clipper ships also blows ashore, things get even more complicated when Pima and Nailer rescue a young heiress who’s running away from her father’s enemies. There is plenty of action, danger, and a bit of romance too; enough to satisfy all of you out there pining away after finishing The Hunger Games series.

Katana

This action-packed novel starts with a teenage girl carrying a toaster  (strange way to start a book, right?). Then some strange things start happening to her- like…lets say… defeatintg 4 mobbers single-handedly. Raligh doesnt know what is happening to her, It’s like when she fights, her inner self takes over. Then Raligh starts meeting some strange people…some nice and helpful, others murderous and cruel. Little does she know, for her whole life, Raligh has been harboring the spirit of a centurys old, Samouri…

Flight is the best!

You have heard of Graphic Novels, right? Well have you heard of a graphic novel that is a series of short stories within the graphic novel? Well that is exactly what the Flight series is all about. There are 8 of these graphic novels and the stories in it are written by different authors.The collection is edited by Kibuishi Kazu, who also wrote Amulet There are many different stories in it that explore a wide range of topics. Including Sports, Science Fiction, Fiction, and many more! Happy reading!

Laugh Out Loud!

In these two action packed adventure books, you will have the time of you life with the twins Coke and Pepsi (also called Pep) McDonald.  If you love crazy, funny, and dangerous books- here’s your ticket to heaven.  If you like codes or spy stuff you will also love this book.  These books got me hooked the second I started.    If you absolutely hate codes, ciphers, danger, crazy, or funny, these books are most definitely not for you.  I think you would be more comfortable with a dictionary if you don’t like even one of these things.