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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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