The Vanishing Office by J.E. Clarkson

The Vanishing Office by J.E. Clarkson The Vanishing Office is the second book I’ve read by Clarkson. The first was The Lamb, a murder mystery.  While The Vanishing Office, a dystopian thriller, is quite different from The Lamb in terms of genre, subject matter, and tone, Clarkson’s distinctive voice and intriguing writing style are still … Continue reading The Vanishing Office by J.E. Clarkson

Entanglement by Alina Leonova

5 out of 5 stars With implants, DNA edits, and human memory rewrites, the storyline in this dystopian read was beyond inventive. Cay, Limea, and Vietra are layered, unique characters, who become entangled in situations that kept me guessing throughout the book. The circumstances that these well-developed characters face force the reader to confront the … Continue reading Entanglement by Alina Leonova

Humanity Lost by Meghan Douglass

5 out of 5 stars Photo by Flash Mama Photography “Things that no person should ever consider doing had now become necessary, reasonable, and entirely justifiable.”Meghan Douglass, Humanity Lost Meghan Douglass is my most recent find through following the Twitter writing community. In her debut novella, Humanity Lost, conditions on Earth make it uninhabitable, sending … Continue reading Humanity Lost by Meghan Douglass

The Humane Algorithm by Trevor Wynyard

4 out of 5 stars Photo by Flash Mama Photography The Humane Algorithm, a newly-released dystopian novel, is told from the perspective of Matt Turner, an older brother and father figure to Kevin. Matt lives with Kevin and his mother in a society where the government strictly regulates electricity and controls access to medical care. … Continue reading The Humane Algorithm by Trevor Wynyard

The Scars of Gaia by R.P. Lauer

Five out of five stars This dystopian sci-fi novel focuses on the relationship between James, a merchant from Deice, and Claire, a botanist from Acumen. These two nations, which are part of the world of Gaia, have dramatically different values. Deice prizes power and physical strength while Acumen cares only about knowledge and science.  James … Continue reading The Scars of Gaia by R.P. Lauer