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Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Today we lost Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83. Nimoy was best know for playing the enigmatic Spock in the legendary Star Trek franchise.  Most recently he reprised his roll for Star Trek Into Darkness.  But many fans don’t …

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Review: The Red Wing

I’m not really sure how to approach this review, as I want to provide some form of justification for giving this book such a low score.  As a long time reader of books I approach them expecting a certain level …

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2014 Nebula Award Nominees

Nebula Awards

Novel The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu ( ), translated by Ken Liu (Tor) Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace) Annihilation, …

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Review: Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

Before delving in to the Revelation Space universe I first suggest perusing the chronology and consider reading the books in order. This is Part 7 in my series of reviews focusing on the Revelation Space future history books by Alastair Reynolds.   Absolution Gap by Alastair …

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Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

The Forever War

Note:  This is a guest review by Michael. The Forever War is an entertaining novel with an interesting mix of science fiction, war and social issues.  In this classic science fiction novel, which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, …

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Review: Slow River by Nicola Griffith

Slow River

Let’s get this right out of the way.  Slow River is not a science fiction novel.  It’s categorize and pigeon-holed as such, but at best it’s speculative fiction, a category much broader than science fiction specifically.  But even that’s a stretch. …

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Review: Transcendental by James Gunn

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James Gunn was never in my wheelhouse.  To be honest I’d never heard of him until sometime within the last year.  Which is odd since he is a SFWA Grand Master, and only thirty authors have been given that honor in …

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