Aug 302014
 
Fahrenheit 451 - Parent Content Review

Title: Fahrenheit 451 Summary: In an American future envisioned in 1953 (that is remarkably prescient for our lives today) firemen don’t put out fires but rather act as a kind of totalitarian police force rushing to create a show by burning books (that’s not the prescient part). The protagonist, Montag, begins to question the system [Read more…]

Jul 252014
 
Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

The editor and writer Ben Bova once defined the difference between fantasy and science fiction this way, “Fantasy has trees, science fiction has rivets.” That’s a broad oversimplification but an essentially workable line in the sand to use as a definition. I point this out because as Merran and I went through NPR’s list she [Read more…]

Aug 252013
 
Stranger in a Strange Land - Parent Content Review

Title: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Summary: Stranger in a Strange Land is a classic science fiction novel from 1961 about a child from the first (failed) expedition to Mars who is raised by Martians and brought back to Earth. As he learns about Earth and human culture he sets out [Read more…]