Review: American War

American War by Omar El Akkad
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More speculative fiction than strictly dystopian or science fiction, American War is set before, during, and after the second American Civil War. Global warming, opposing ideologies, energy technology – all have driven secession and war. Visceral and scary, this tale of a future civil war fought over fossil fuel use is all too believable.
-Mrs. P.

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Review: Smoke

Smoke
Smoke by Dan Vyleta
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Part historical fiction, part dystopian fiction, this started well, but got a little bogged down in too much extraneous descriptive detail and lost momentum. An interesting premise but I was a little disappointed in the second half of the book.

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Review: The Sunlight Pilgrims

The Sunlight Pilgrims
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wonderful apocalypse story – the story slowly unfolds as the earth slowly descends into a new ice age. The author’s focus remains upon the three (very intriguing) main characters, but we are fully aware of the social and economic disintegration happening around them. Recommended for fans of Station Eleven.

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