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Stephanie C. Fox


Reviews of Stephanie’s Books

Stephanie C. Fox | Book Reviews

This is the Amazon Author Page of Stephanie C. Fox. Her work is for sale as Kindle e-books and in print, and also at Barnes & Noble as Nook books.

Nae-Née Series

Nae-Née – Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenience for All

on December 7, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
An important and stimulating discussion wrapped up in a fascinating speculative future storyline. This author has a lot to say and she doesn’t hold back. Her intelligent and well thought out ruminations are about limits to growth and their effect on humanity. She focuses on human overpopulation, its effect on global warming and the inevitable devastating impact on society and the planet. The story itself involves fascinating, frightening, and extremely plausible medical nanotech for birth control. The protagonist is very likable and as the story progresses you become strangely and strongly attached to her. This is the sort of story that haunts haunts your thoughts for weeks or months after reading it. The future painted by the author is both bleak and frightening, but most of all it is way too real. Whether you agree with the technological solution presented in the story or are appalled by it doesn’t matter, either way it is important to think about and you will enjoy the exploration of ideas. I recommend this book to all people of conscience, but I also feel compelled to mention that an alternative solution to the resource limit problem is space colonization and exploitation. There are no limits to growth in an infinite, expanding universe.

on June 12, 2016
Format: Paperback
Overpopulation is something we should all be worried about.

on July 27, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Outstanding and a literary introspection.

on November 6, 2014
Format: Paperback

The book touches on very important topics that most would not want to talk about. This planet is overpopulated yet people behave like having children is their right. Well, no – it’s a privilege. And the more people would treat it as such, the better off this planet would be.

Good book…read it.

5 Stars | Nae-Nee is one of the scariest books I’ve read in a long time
Anonymous | 1582 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
Nae-Nee – Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenience for All, is one of the scariest books I’ve read in a long time, combining elements of George Orwell, Adolus Huxley and Stephen King into a terrifying view of the future. Ms Fox brilliantly integrates evolving advances in biomedical science with potentially catastrophic trends related to mushrooming population growth to produce a real page-turner. Against an increasing bleak background of resource depletion, social chaos and resource depletion, an increasingly powerful coalition of global authorities enacts a compulsory population control program enforced by nanotechnology. The ultimate outcome for human society is a shift in the definition of what it means to be human and a triumph of secular technocracy as the dominant social paradigm of our species. This is a powerful and very dark piece of literature – recommended for reading only by the strong of heart!

Nae-Née – Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenience for All is available at:

Vaccine: The Cull – Nae-Née Wasn’t Enough

5 Stars | 581 days ago
Anonymous | Scary insight into the future
Format: Nook Edition
Scary insight into the future.

Vaccine: The Cull – Nae-Née Wasn’t Enough is available at:—nae-nee-wasnt-enough/17063678

New World Order Underwater – The Nae-Née Inventors Strike Back

on January 22, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
NEW WORLD ORDER UNDERWATER is a thoughtful but cautionary look at a bleak future, where rising oceans have flooded heavily-populated coastal areas and overpopulation pushed world governments to launch the Cull, which reduced the Earth’s inhabitants to half a billion people through a nanotechnology-delivered cancer. The book is filled with scientific ideas, particularly in its discussion of the modern food chain and its effects on human health, as organic farming is a huge part of the post-Cull planet. So, too, are renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Environmental issues play a prominent role; honeybee farming is a prominent topic. I really enjoyed the nanotechonolgy angle is interesting, both in how it is used in the Cull and in how the main characters devise a method to counteract it. The pace moves quickly and while I won’t dive into spoiler territory, I found the plot engaging from beginning to end as the narrator and her cohorts try to expose the conspiracies behind the depopulating of Earth, and lift the veil on the dark forces managing the human race as a renewable crop. I highly recommend NEW WORLD ORDER UNDERWATER. Part science fiction, part dystopian political thriller, it’s a solid and thought-provoking story.

on January 5, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Another brilliant and creative book by S. Fox ………cf DB

New World Order Underwater – The Nae-Née Inventors Strike Back is available at:

The Book of Thieves

on March 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition

What a wonderful concept. Take one of the most consequential and poorly understood events of our time and tell the tale as straightforward metaphor. Stephanie C. Fox does exactly that in “The Book of Thieves.” The financial crisis of 2008 is the subject of her well told inquiry. Anyone who has worked the corridors of power will appreciate Marble City as seen through Ms. Fox’s eyes. It is a story written with style and wit.

Richard Arvedon

on November 17, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this fresh retelling of the 2008 financial crisis in this country. I didn’t feel patronized in the least regarding the fairy tale style of the book and appreciated the cleverness in it. The names given to cities, bankers, politicians, regular citizens, etc., made reading the story lighter and easier to read than a long drawn out missive with hard to understand,excess verbiage. I think anyone who cares about our economy, political system, and our government would enjoy The Book Of Thieves.

5 Stars |Once upon a time, bankers, traders, and politicians robbed us blind, and here’s the tale of how it was done.
AaronBloom | 1841 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
The Book of Thieves is a fairy-tale flavored retelling of how the biggest gangsters and thieves in the land of Oblivion managed to set up a political and economic system that enabled one of the greatest crimes in history. Fox’s story provides a quick, simplified recap of the recent mortgage crisis and a perspective on just how one creates an environment where something so terrible can happen. She writes clearly and has an entertaining and darkly humorous edge to her voice that matches the way she’s chosen to tell this true crime story. Just in case you’re wondering, Appendix C contains an optional Fairy Tale Happy Ending where the villains get their due and justice is served!

5 Stars | Anyone who works in the financial regulatory sector will be startled
Anonymous | 1412 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
Anyone who works in the financial regulatory sector will be startled by this author’s suggestion that the regulations be scrapped. The author advocates that new laws be made, saying that the current system is far too convoluted, complex, and an invitation to fraud. The author has done a good thing by speaking out against this.

5 Stars | A Tale of Economic Woe

CG_Blake | 1836 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
The Book of Thieves is the story of the economic collapse of 2008 disguised as a morality tale. Stephanie C. Fox methodically explains the reasons behind the financial catastrophe that is still being felt. There are no good guys in this story. What’s most striking is the failure of the political system. Fox, a lawyer, correctly points out that the citizenry assumed there were laws and regulations in place to protect the country and to shield them from harm, but in both cases, the laws protected lenders and not borrowers. As an Observer, my only quibble with this tale is that the Altruists (Democrats) must share equally in the blame with the Grabbers (Republicans). Well done, Stephanie.

The Book of Thieves is available at:

The Bear Guarding the Beehive

5 Stars | The Bear Guarding the Beehive shows a lawyer coming to the defense of her clients
Anonymous | 901 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
The Bear Guarding the Beehive shows a lawyer coming to the defense of her clients: honey bees. The bees face huge legal, scientific, and ecological challenges to their very survival, and the author lays them out quickly and efficiently, with photographs to illustrate each detail. This book is a highly articulate and useful tool for understanding the hazards of neonicotinoids, colony collapse disorder, and more.

on January 10, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
The Bear Guarding the Beehive is a great, well written book that lets the reader know all about bees, their importance, how harmony and balance in nature is needed, the changes greedy corporation have done that affects the life of bees, ours, and our planet. I love flowers, fruits, food, honey, and I hope healthy bees will still be around in our earth, so we can all continue to live. I recommend this book to teens, adults, and the greedy corporations, hoping they learn something!

The Bear Guarding the Beehive is available at:

Elephant’s Kitchen – An Aspergirl’s Study in Difference

Format: Kindle Edition

Delphine, a girl with Asperger’s struggles through school, (private school) facing all sort of bullies, but she tried very hard to fit in and be “in”. Also she tried not to judge other children when they are mean to her, because she knew better. The other children finding her odd in times.

But she tries not to go with them, study hard and playing the violin, acts in plays, (she thinks she is very good and she probably is) and deals with bullies.

Her motto is: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

She struggles through school, with hardly any friends, until Nicole and Ariel arrived in her school. They became good friends.

And then she was helping out at the church kitchen, “Elephant Kitchen”. Here she learns quite a lot about poor people. I won’t tell you more, about all the things she has to go through but is learning, particular in the Elephant Kitchen. You have to read the book.

I find it intriguing and amazing, that people have the courage to write a book about Asperger’s as Stephanie C. Fox has done.

Well done, Stephanie.

5 Stars | 1477 days ago
Anonymous | This story is very helpful to a parent
Format: Nook Edition
This story is very helpful to a parent looking for something to read, preferably in fiction, that explains what Asperger’s is like for girls. It takes the girl’s point of view, showing what life is like for her, how she perceives each situation, and what she makes of it.

Elephant’s Kitchen – An Aspergirl’s Study in Difference is available at:—an-aspergirls-study-in-difference/14369099

Almost a Meal – A True Tale of Horror

on December 10, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition

The writing style of this short tale has humour threaded through it, even if I am not sure if it was the author’s intention…certainly tongue-in-cheek, which made the horror cleverly done.

A great way of highlighting both mental conditions (despite one being of murderous intent) and telling a story to make you shiver.

Almost a Meal – A True Tale of Horror is available at:

An American Woman in Kuwait

on May 31, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
As a former investigative reporter at The Hartford Courant and as a freelancer, I have written for decades about the inability of the Department of Defense and the US Department of Veterans Affairs to assist those soldiers and veterans suffering from Gulf War illnesses. While doing so, I have communicated in depth with David Haines, a PHD working at UConn. He has lived his life devoted to assisting these veterans through medical research. Now his wife,Stephanie C. Fox, a lawyer and one devoted to justice for those threatened with the conditions of war, has written a travelogue, An American Woman in Kuwait. It is well described in Amazon’s review on this site. I believe it is critical for those in this country and other countries which have battled wars in and around Kuwait to better understand what the Kuwaiti people have faced. I quote Amazon’s own review of Ms. Fox’s book: “A major focus of her work is the degree to which the traditions and prejudices of the tribes from which Kuwaitis claim ancestry act to maintain an inferior status for women. Outwardly, Kuwait appears enlightened with respect to issues of women’s rights. The rigid dress codes and other restrictive laws regulating the behavior of women in Saudi Arabia are absent. Many Kuwaiti women hold prestigious and high profile positions, particularly in academia. Inwardly, many of these same Kuwaiti women live their private lives much as they have for centuries, entirely available to their husbands while at home.” How often do we get an opportunity to get into the psyche of brave and strong people, both men and women, who have survived wars on their own turfs. We need more reading of such articulate books to better sympathize internationally.

5 Stars | Highly recommend readers digest this fascinating story

Anonymous | 1742 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
Highly recommend readers digest this fascinating story by Dr. David Haines’s spouse. Stephanie C. Fox, J.D., chronicles her travels with Dr. David Haines, a UConn Ph.D. Immunologist, in this insightful cultural travelogue. Hope to see more collaborative writings in the future by this courageous team as they advocate for individual rights internationally and Veteran’s in the United States.

5 Stars | If you think you might enjoy reading about the experiences of…
Anonymous | 409 days ago
Format: Nook Edition
If you think you might enjoy reading about the experiences of a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Kuwait, then this is the book for you. As an added bonus, the author has an extensive background in women’s studies and is therefore quite sensitive to cultural differences which impact women’s lives.
The author visited Kuwait for six months in 2004 and 2005. The book is written as a travel journal and is well organized. The author’s natural curiosity results in a refreshingly open description of Kuwaiti life. The reader feels as though the experience is both real and personal; you feel as though you are there.
Finally, the book is not without some intrigue when it discusses interactions with Kuwaiti friends and acquaintances. And, there are even a few good Kuwaiti ghost stories!

An American Woman in Kuwait is available at:

Hawaiʻi – Stolen Paradise: A Brief History

5 Stars | Hawai’i – Stolen Paradise: A Brief History is a fun way to learn
Anonymous | 1152 days ago
Format: Nook Edition

Hawai’i – Stolen Paradise: A Brief History is a fun way to learn.

It makes a great starting point for someone who wants to quickly learn the history of Hawai’i, and it includes a bibliography for those who want to do further reading.

The tone is light and relaxing, and takes a definite point of view that favors Hawaiians.

It is easy to get a sense of the vast history of this place and culture from this book.

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