‘Tis the season for cold nights, warm blankets, hot mugs, and sizzling books. Looking for a suitable gift idea for the geek in your life? ScienceThrillers is here to help with a series of posts on geek gifts. Naturally our emphasis is on books (but not exclusively), and we’ll post several lists of best choices depending on the person you’re shopping for.
C. Man-eating monsters
D. All of the above
If the person you’re shopping for would pick “D”, then the following books should make his or her day. All have science-y themes in them, but action–of the bullets and chases variety–dominates the story. Definitely the kings of action in this bunch are authors Jeremy Robinson and James Rollins; if your book lover hasn’t discovered these writers, introduce them to a new addiction.
Note that in the case of action-packed thriller series, I’ve listed here the first book in the series. (Relic in the Pendergast series; Sandstorm in the Sigma Force series; Pulse in the Chess Team adventures; The Ark in the Tyler Locke series)
To read my reviews, click on the title in the side box at right. (For Chess Team, I actually reviewed book 2, Instinct; and for Tyler Locke, book 2 The Vault.)
Science gifts #1: Science magazines for kids
Science gifts #2: Best thrillers for science geeks
Science gifts #3: Handmade / personal craft science gifts
Science gifts #4: Action-packed science thriller novels
Science gifts #5: Plush giant microbes
Science gifts #6: Best medical thrillers
Geek gifts #7: Sci/Med romantic suspense novels
Yet more geek gifts: focus on chemistry