BOOK REVIEW: DECEPTIONS OF TOMORROW

Book: Deceptions of Tomorrow

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Author: Kumar L.

Genre: Science Fiction, Short Stories

Published by: Red Knight Books

Number of pages: 70 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: The author graciously provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The book comprises of 11 short stories. These stories are all based on Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), black holes and time travel.

I was introduced to Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics by way of this book. Many of the stories in this book are based on the Three Laws.

So what are the stories in the book all about? They range from topics as diverse as the thief who steals a star, a robot couple who long for their own child, a time travel zealot who decides to travel back in time to kill his grandfathers in order to solve the time travel paradox and a fun excursion to a black hole that goes wrong.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading these science fiction stories and that too from an Indian author! You do not have to be a lover of science fiction to enjoy this book. I am sure that every reader will enjoy reading this book. I recommend this book as interesting and convenient to carry along on a journey.

BOOK REVIEW: HOME IN THE HILL

Book: Home in the Hill

Home in the Hill

Author: Muskaan Shah

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction

Published by: Notion Press

Number of pages: 93 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: I was provided with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  This book happens to be my first review of the year 2019 and I was certainly glad to have kick-started my year with this particular book!

What is remarkable about this book is that the author, Muskaan Shah is a 15 year old schoolgirl! The stories in the book are a fictional account of a girl’s childhood memories of her grandmother.

The girl’s grandmother in the book lives in an idyllic hill town. There are various anecdotes in the book about her grandmother, their neighbour Mr. Feeny as well as her cousins and friends.

The book is refreshingly different. Each story is brief and amusing as well as entertaining to read. The language used in the book is very clear and correct which is truly remarkable considering the age of the author.

If you are looking for a breezy and light read, I will certainly recommend this book to you. People of all ages will be able to understand, relate to and enjoy the book.