Category Archives: Book reviews

Modern Classic: The Border by Robert McCammon

Alien invasion books are a dime a dozen. Post-apocalyptic alien invasion books are almost as numerous. So, it’s difficult to come up with at least a semi-original premise, and package it into a refreshing and gripping story. McCammon manages to … Continue reading

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Book review: The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker

The End of the World Running Club is a living proof that quality literature can survive and thrive, even if it starts without a publishing deal. Originally self-published, this book was later reprinted by Del Rey Books and eventually found … Continue reading

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Classic review: Way Station by Clifford Simak

It is difficult to find a more enjoyable, wholesome and indeed delightful science fiction book than Way Station.  One of the most deserving Hugo winners, this short novel is full of inaction, takes place in a tiny setting that barely … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin

The 2015 Best Novel Hugo Award is a controversial book.  Some hail it as an excellent work of art, which truly deserves the Hugo award, while others see it as mediocre at best, not deserving the recognition.  I’m part of … Continue reading

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Modern Classic: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora is a difficult book.  It’s technical and depressing.  And yet, it’s one of the most accessible hard science fiction books I’ve read, with a compelling story and believable characters.  For me, this book was a page-turner, and I feel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancillary Justice

Ann Leckie’s book debut has become one of the most celebrated science fiction books of all times.  Having won almost all the important awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Clarke and BSFA among others, Ancillary Justice became by definition one of … Continue reading

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Hugos 2018 – The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a guilty pleasure of mine.  His light-hearted, witty space romps are fun to read, and his prose flows so smoothly that I often can’t put his books down until I finish them.  I must admit that there … Continue reading

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Classic review: Stand on Zanzibar

John Brunner has been lauded as a visionary.  In particular, his book Stand on Zanzibar is choke-full of predictions that seem to have come true more than fifty years after the its publication.  His difficult, but addicting writing style has … Continue reading

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Modern Classic: Metro 2033

There are all kinds of post-apocalyptic fiction, even if we focus only on worlds after nuclear war.  While many stories describe biological and social changes after the nuclear holocaust, the entire sub-genre is bracketed by survival simulations that focus on … Continue reading

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