"Unusual and compelling postapocalyptic fiction. This book collects the first five parts of Howey's 'Silo' series. (I didn't like the rest of the series as well. I also read his book 'Sand,' which was set in an interesting world but wasn't nearly as good as 'Wool.')"
"The Hunger Games are a deadly reality-TV show organized annually by the government of a postapocalyptic North America. The protagonist is a teenaged girl. The first in a trilogy. I enjoyed all three."
"An Australian woman gets a bad concussion and forgets the previous ten years of her life, including the existence of her three children and the reasons she's getting a divorce. Interesting reflections on married life."
"Frankenstein wasn't Mary Shelley's invention; he was a real person, and so was his monster. Both of them are still alive in the 21st century, and there will be a showdown in New Orleans. Like all of Dean Koontz's novels, this one tries to find hope and redemption amidst even the most vile aspects of human existence. I enjoyed all five books in this series."
"A pre-apocalyptic mystery. The asteroid that will probably destroy civilization, if not the entire human species, is on its way, but a New Hampshire policeman continues to do his job. (The sequel is good too.)"
"Set in a near-future North America, where corporations control everything and genetic engineering has run amok. It's the sequel to 'Oryx and Crake,' but you don't need to read that one first, and I liked this one better."
"A novel set in Ireland and New York City, from the 18th through 21st centuries, with the same main character for the whole book. Discounting the magically extended life span of the protagonist, this is basically regular old fiction. It's well written, and I enjoyed learning more about the history of Manhattan, where I've been living for the past five years."
"Much of what David Brin predicted in his 1991 near-future sci fi novel 'Earth' came to pass, and I fully expect that much of what he predicts in this 2012 near-future sci fi novel will also come to pass, especially re: the uses of computer technology."
"By a science fiction author, but it's not really science fiction, though there's a lot of computer stuff involved. I wasn't sure I'd be all that interested in a story about trends and pop culture and marketing, but I liked it. And I enjoyed Gibson's observations about travel."
"My husband has started rereading Robert Parker's entire series of Spenser mysteries, which started with this one from 1973, and I've been reading them, too. They're good fun, with snappy dialogue, and they're also entertaining period pieces."
"In a small town in Tennessee, many of the people have transformed into three entirely new species. Our protagonist is one of the 'skips' who was not changed. Science fiction with a murder mystery thrown in. (Ignore the book's title. There's no reason for the word 'devil,' and 'alphabet' is a stretch.)"
"A thriller about a young woman, recently married and living in New York City, who disappears. Creepier than I like, but engaging, with some interesting reflections on how young women try to be the 'Cool Girl' for young men."