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Book review: Chains of Command (Frontlines 4) by Marko Kloos

The fourth book in the most endearing military science fiction series, Frontlines, is a little less endearing.  It is still action-packed, returning to some more grounded and gritty combat that I’ve been missing so much since the first book, but … Continue reading

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Book review: The Genesis Fleet trilogy by Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell has built up one of the most successful military science fiction franchises, thanks to a few simple strategies. He kept the worldbuilding, character development and moral ambiguities at a minimum, and instead focused on the tactics of space … Continue reading

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Book review: The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

Not every book needs to be highly original and well written to receive praise.  Sometimes, all it takes is to slap an interesting twist on a highly derivative work, and the reader will think about the story well past the … Continue reading

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Book review: Live Free or Die (Troy Rising 1) by John Ringo

At a time when the vast majority of science fiction is bleak and technology is portrayed as potentially disastrous, all optimistic, forward-thinking works deserve special attention. Be it Taylor’s Bobiverse or Weir’s Project Hail Mary, readers like me appreciate true … Continue reading

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Classic Review: The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem

The Invincible is a truly revolutionary work. It makes bold predictions that have become the norm in later science fiction (and partially in science), serves as one of the best examples of classic idea-driven sci-fi works, and yet it still … Continue reading

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Opinion: How the Ukraine War Changed My Perception of Science Fiction

Science fiction is fiction, not a textbook or current affairs work.  Still, there are many subgenres, some of which are set in the real world, while others draw their timeline from the present time.  Of course, there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Book review: Angles of Attack (Frontlines 3) by Marko Kloos

The Frontlines series is somewhat original by portraying its protagonists as human, with their failings, desires and small joys, and by strictly using the point of view of its central character.  There are no supermen, no overall strategic landscape from … Continue reading

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Book review: In Fury Born by David Weber

In Fury Born has everything a fan of action science fiction could ask for.  A sprawling space opera.  Strong and personable characters.  Intense combat with set pieces that jump straight from the pages.  Emotionally charged aftermath that may be difficult … Continue reading

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Book review: Wayward Galaxy by Jason Anspach and J. N. Chaney

The Soviets are back to their old tricks against the Americans.  But this time, it’s warfare in space!  This military science fiction is a wonderful return to the past, but with updated concepts and technology.  I thoroughly enjoyed every bit … Continue reading

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Book review: The Luna Missile Crisis by Jaime Castle and Rhett C. Bruno

Imagine a situation where the first manned space flight crashes into an alien spaceship nobody knew was there.  Follow this up with a nuclear strike gone wrong. Top it up with a reconciliation with the aliens who decided to stay, … Continue reading

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