Rating: 1/3. Frankenstein and Robinson Crusoe serving as her inspiration, Katie Hale’s debut novel is a great example of how sci-fi tales can be quiet and powerful, simple and incredibly moving.
Rating: 2/3. The year is 2054 when emotions gradually disrupt Jared’s normal routine as an android dentist. This awareness of his own feelings drives him to recognise the hatred and fear humans have for bots. And, based on his newly found love for “old” movies, he comes up with a solution: create a film that will endear androids to people.
Rating: 2/3. 12 short stories, 12 shrewd views into disturbing modern society.
Rating: 3/3. A fantastic jaunt through time and human connections. Mascarenhas’s debut novel weaves science, mystery and emotion together into a taut, well-written whole.