The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian was published in the united states by Crown Publishers (Crown publishing group), a science fiction novel that was written by Andy weir and self-published in 2011. Crown publishers acquired the privileges and re-published it in 2014. It was a story that dominated an American astronaut, Mark Watney gets stuck on Mars, Struggles for survival, but finally rescued by their former crew mates in the year 2035. It is a book directed by Ridley Scott and Starring Matt Damon.
After the mission to Mars goes all sorts of wrong, the crew mates find no other way out than to leave behind botanist Mark Watney whom after a dust storm is believed to be dead. This turns out that Mark is much alive and awesome. This was believed to have been caused by machine failure, the aspect that revealed Mark as a skillful-hard working engineer.
The appealing episode is showcased; where, being dead would have been preferable than the plight that Mark faces. The unfortunate guy is obliged to reckon with the knowledge that he is stranded on Marks, alone and it is not on earth where communication for rescue would be affordable. Mark was supported to contend with huge deal realities.
The novel gives adventurers a challenge to emulate, being rendered into a position that needs calculative thinking and wise decision making. The realistic nature of the whole thing makes us certain that Mark is not going to stumble and die, as he gets the ways to survive by utilizing the little available.
A Clash of Kings By George R. R. Martin
Long awaited for, A clash of Kings transforms us into the fantasy realm of chaos and pure seduction. “A Clash of Kings” is the Sequal to George R.R. Martins “a Game of Thrones.” its depicts the seven kingdoms of Westeros during a time of civil war.
With King Robert dead from the previous books ending, their becomes dispute between the two sons on who to heir the throne. Their are many family feuds in this book and the Civil war seems to be never ending. Each family in the book seems to be power hungry and will do anything to get the power they think they deserve. with so many up and down battles, “A Clash of Kings” keeps you on your toes guessing who will turn and in which direction.
My favorite part about this book was when Deanerys entered the house of the undying. The whole set up of this scene played in my head as if I was there. I kept thinking about what would happen next as i was intrigued and scared at the same time. The visions were very detailed and again, offered an escape into the book that I never knew was possible.
It’s so hard to recommend a book to one set of people when you absolutely love it! I can recommend this book to anyone, Especially if you are a lover of fiction. I would say that this is not a book for the faint hearted. If you pick up this book, their is no putting it down.
Dragonfly in Amber By Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon’s epic novel, “Dragonfly in Amber” is the second installment in her Outlander series. In the first novel, the reader is introduced to Claire Beauchamp Randall, a strong and resilient woman, who after reuniting with her husband post World War II, stumbles upon a quiet area where she is transported to 18th century Scotland.
The story resumes with Claire returning to the area of standing stones, where she had been transported twenty years earlier with her now grown daughter, Brianna. Determined to discover what became of the people she had forged a relationship with several centuries earlier, Claire enlists the aide of historian Roger Wakefield. Her desperate and obsessive need to know piques Wakefield’s suspicions that more is at stake, leading Claire to reveal the truth about her time-travel to a dangerous, and war-driven Scotland. During the course of her recount, a secret is revealed, much to the devastation and chagrin of her daughter.
Similar to the brilliant style of Jean M. Auel’s earth’s children series, Gabaldon deftly blends historical events with an imaginative and captivating love story filled with adventure and heartache. This novel has appeal to anyone who shares a love of history, or who wants to go on a journey with a heroine who will stop at nothing to find the truth and deliver the truth, no matter how difficult.
Ready Player One By Ernest Cline
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a young adult dystopican fiction set in 2044 where the environment is toxic and young people spend most of their lives in a virtual reality called OASIS.
The main character is a teenager named Wade Watts. Watts is an overweight lump living in his aunt’s sub-par apartment in the stacks- where the homes are like trailers stacked upon each other. His world exists in OASIS, he even goes to school there.
He has one major goal- find the EGG that creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, installed in the virtual reality. Whoever figures out the riddles and clues first wins the0rights to his fortune and control of OASIS itself. No one has found all of the answers to the riddles in five years.
This books reads like an absolute nerdy utopia. The pop culture 80s references of music, videos games, and books are incredibly on target. My favorite parts were definitely those references.
If you enjoyed Ready Player One you may also like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, which is Book One of the Blade Runner series.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is a fanciful science fiction thriller, that has more humor and biting commentary than actual science. The story begins with the hero, Arthur Dent, being swept off the Earth just before it is destroyed to make way for an interstellar freeway, hence his journey as a hitchhiker.
Dent, and his partner, Ford Prefect take a lot of journeys around the galaxy. There is a lot of parody of earthy institutions. There are more books that follow this one, with humor throughout.
My favorite part is the humor. A former graduate student they meet is obsessed with his lost ball point pens, and they run into a robot who is brilliant but very depressed. While it is science fiction, he also makes fun of the genre in a hilarious lighthearted way that will keep most people laughing.
This is not a book to take seriously, it is just a fun read, so enjoy your trip as you follow him through the galaxy to search for meaning where there is no meaning. Science fiction readers will love the book, but anyone with a sense of humor will also enjoy the adventure through the galaxy. Young readers may find it most interesting, but older readers with a sense of humor may catch some of the subtleties and references to history.