Ender's Shadow: Battle School
The Ender’s Game graphic novels were beautiful but not terribly interesting, due to a focus more on the storyline and less on the battles, which are a big part of the original novel. Luckily, Ender’s Shadow was much more story and less action, so the same kind of focus works much better in this graphic novel. Although it obviously skims a lot of the story, I felt like this gave a much...
The Gunslinger, by Stephen King
As a huge Stephen King fan, I’ve heard for a long time about the Dark Tower series, and already bought all the books in anticipation of reading them. I tried listening to the audiobook of The Gunslinger once before, but the slow, plodding narrative coupled with an equally slow and deliberate narrator made it very difficult to enjoy, and I abandoned it about 10% of the way through. This time...
Ender's Game: Battle School
I loved the Ender’s Game novel, it’s one of my all-time favorites. The comic book is just okay. The artwork is absolutely beautiful, but I feel that they gloss over a bit too much of the story, and almost all of the battles. Of course, they’d have to make the series two or three times as long, and the individual issues would probably suffer if they did, but I just didn’t...
Replay, by Ken Grimwood
Incredibly interesting and unique book, and probably the loose inspiration for the movie Groundhog Day, but this is no comedy. More along the lines of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Replay examines the life of a man who must relive the same 25 years over and over again, for better and worse. It is not really science fiction at all, but speculative fiction about what a man might do under those...