Book List: Frankenstein Retellings

It’s a monster! Or is the true monster the man? In honor of Halloween coming up, let’s look at some retellings of Mary Shelley’s (perhaps the inventor of the horror genre) most famous work. Book descriptions come from Goodreads. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi Genre: Horror Average Goodreads Rating: 3.57 From the rubble-strewn streets…… Continue reading Book List: Frankenstein Retellings

Book List: Aliens

The world is crazy right now. I think we can all agree on that. But you know what would be crazier? Aliens. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 4.53 Ryland wakes up on a spaceship with no memory and a couple of corpses. Turns out, he’s the sole survivor…… Continue reading Book List: Aliens

Book Lists: Genetic Engineering

Any sci-fi lovers out there? Today being able to alter genes and DNA is a real practice, albeit with limits and rules. But who doesn’t love a book who goes too far? Here is a list of some books that have an element of DNA modification. Next by Michael Crichton Genre: Science Fiction/Techno-Thriller Average Goodreads…… Continue reading Book Lists: Genetic Engineering

Book Lists: Books with Mad Scientists

A common trope in science-fiction, and perhaps other genres as it originated in Gothic Fiction, is that of the mad scientist. It’s essentially a character who is obsessed with experimental science, trying to invent something that has never been tried and society may frown upon trying due to ethical reasons. This scientist may be truly…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Mad Scientists