science fiction

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a classic work of literature, combining science fiction, fantasy, and themes of acceptance, love, and self-worth. Originally published in 1962, this book gives readers a strong heroine, explores physics and time travel, and…

Dinosaurs in Space

Dinosaurs in Space

You think dinosaurs went extinct? Think again! They just left the planet to become… dinosaurs in space!! With several short episodes, the dinosaurs tackle tough issues like aliens, getting ahead of yourself, and burgers vs. salad. About as ridiculous as…

The Silver Six

Starting with a shuttle explosion that we quickly learn was no accident, the story fast forwards one year in Phoebe’s life. She is hiding the fact that she was orphaned the day of the explosion. This dystopian future is not…

Astronaut Academy, vol. 2: Re-Entry

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It’s time again to start the school year at that most prestigious school, Astronaut Academy. The timing couldn’t be better, since Hakata Soy, our mysterious hero, needs a distraction after getting some sad summer news from his crush, Princess Boots.…

The Boy Who Cried Alien

Boy who cried alien

This fractured fairy tale version of “The boy who cried wolf” blends comic panels, aliens, and a boy with an amazing talent for lying. Larry the Liar sees a pair of aliens crash land their ship in Malarkey Lake. Unfortunately,…

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

While I think that it’s great that publishing companies are trying to get the younger generation more interested in reading, I am generally not a fan of re-working/re-writing classic literature for a younger audience. My worry, along with the worries…

Zig & Wikki in The Cow

Zig and Wikki in The Cow

In this sequel to Zig and Wikki in Something Ate my Homework, Zig is concerned about the pet fly he acquired in the last book. It won’t eat or fly. Wikki feels that Zig should pay more attention to him…

Laddertop Vol. 1

This fun sci-fi adventure takes place in a future in which the Earth has had alien contact. Twenty-five years before, the “Givers” came and built ladders into space — literally ladders. On top of each of the four Ladders (which…

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

French professor Pierre Aronnax is a marine biologist in a time when the study of the ocean is seen by most as a novelty, at best. Hired by the American government to investigate rumors of a gigantic ship-destroying sea monster,…