hsimone wrote: ↑
02 Jul 2018, 07:37
Welcome to our July Genre Discussion!
As there was a tie between two genres, I decided to focus on Steampunk/Science Fiction for this month, and the other genre next month.
- Steampunk can be considered as "a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery."
- Science Fiction can be thought of as, "a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life."
- What did you read this month for our genre discussion?
- Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?
- What trait(s) made the book you chose unique to this genre?
- Would you recommend this read?
I read two this month!
My first was a reread of the first Lazarus
I actually loved it even more, because I got even more out of it. Not only is it an apt read for this point in time, I know things I didn't before.
It's a dystopian future world, and the main character is a genetical engineered human.
(Not to sound like a broken record, but...) YES!!!
Second book: Unwind
by Neal Shusterman
I enjoyed it, and love the premise, but was not fully impressed by the execution.
Again, a dystopian future world. After a second civil war, fought between pro-choicers and pro-lifers, peace is achieved by making all abortion illegal, but allowing parents to have their children unwound any time between their 13th and 18th birthday. The unwinding process (basically a human chop shop, but the person is alive and conscious the entire time) is actually shown in the book, from the POV of an unwind, and is rather disturbing. It was actually the part of the book that impressed me most, writing-wise.
Not great character developement, but would recommend on the premise alone.