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Review: Transcendental by James Gunn

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Short Attention Span Review™ Transcendental 4.0 I recommend Transcendental if you enjoy space operas that are populated with exotic aliens with mysterious agendas. I would like to see much more of the universe that James Gunn has created, and I …

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Review: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

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Short Attention Span Review™ The Gods Themselves 2.0 Fans of hard science fiction will like The God's Themselves. The only comparable hard science fiction works that I've read were authored by Robert L. Forward, who prided himself on the scientific …

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Review: Marsbound Trilogy by Joe Haldeman

Short Attention Span Review™ Marsbound Starbound Earthbound 2.3 While possessing an interesting premise, The Marsbound Trilogy is plagued with unlikable characterization, inconsistent prose, meandering plot, and an abrupt and unsatisfying deus ex machina ending. Not recommended.Poor User Rating: Be the …

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Review: Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds

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Short Attention Span Review™ Redemption Ark 4.0 Once again Alastair Reynolds projects a galaxy that is infinitely more complex when viewed beyond our home world of Earth.  It's a galaxy sprinkled by constrained life and dead civilizations who answer to …

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Review: Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

Short Attention Span Review™ Galactic North 4.0 Galactic North is a mostly excellent book filled with novellas and short stories from Reynolds' Revelation Space universe. While not required reading to enjoy the Inhibitor Trilogy, I recommend picking it up to …

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