All Reviews

Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
The B-52's Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Campy debut from retro-mod punk pioneers.
By B-52's
(1979)
Men in Black 3 App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Running agency fun at first, but it's easy to lose interest.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
Endless Space Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Tough, fresh strategy game is like Civilization in space.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Stellarium Mobile Sky Map App Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Mobile planetarium brings night sky up close, beautifully.
Devices: Android
(2013)
Mobile Observatory App Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
SkySafari App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Beautiful astronomy resource is rich with information.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
Quandary Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Tin Star, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Nuanced, exciting sci-fi tale of survival on space station.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2014)
Strider Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced action title has nice graphics, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Another World Game Poster Image
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age 12+
One of gaming's all-time greats gets a fresh coat of paint.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One
(2014)
The Islands at the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
Anomaly 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sly strategy game puts a twist on tower-defense formula.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
The Klaatu Terminus: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
Morningstar: Descent to Dead Rock Game Poster Image
age 12+
Clever adventure could use more content, urgency in play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Stone in the Sky: Tin Star, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)

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