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Book review: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed is one of the most awarded science fiction novels. It won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards, and has been widely recognized even outside its sci-fi genre. With a good reason, I may add: the book crosses over … Continue reading

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Classic review: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness is considered one of the most important works of modern science fiction.  Published in 1969, it opened up the world of sci-fi to the concepts of gender fluidity, and is widely considered one of the … 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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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 – And Then There Were (N-One) by Sarah Pinsker

What would you do if you discovered the multiverse and the means to travel from one universe to another?  Why, you’d invite lots of your alter egos to a convention.  This mind-bogglingly simple and yet very original premise starts a … 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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Hugos 2018 – Novelettes

Unlike short stories, novelettes often feature fully contained tales.  They may still fit into a larger universe, but the author has the freedom to expand the world in the story, and still leave the reader happy with character development.  And … Continue reading

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Hugos 2018 – Short Stories

I find many short stories more entertaining than novels.  In my opinion, some of the best works of well-known authors, from Clarke, Bradbury and Asimov, to Brin and Gaiman, come in the form of short stories.  Naturally, I was curious … 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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