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Book Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

From the realm of hard and dark science fiction comes a book about … space vampires?  Well, not exactly, but I had to get it out of the way.  This book does include vampires, but that’s just a small part … Continue reading

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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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Modern Classic: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The notion of “uplift”, intelligent species genetically modifying animals to sentience, has been tossed around science fiction for quite some time, but never gained much prominence.  Save for the first work credited with uplift, The Island of Doctor Moerau by … 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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Modern Classic: Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw

Chances are, you’ve never heard of this book or its author, but if you read science fiction over the past decade you came across works by John Scalzi.  The short version of this review thus could be that Yahtzee Croshaw’s … Continue reading

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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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