Category: Books

Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles has been a book long in the reading for me.  I’ve known about it since I was a kid.  I watched the terrible, terrible 1980 mini-series (video […]

Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

Review: Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

Galactic North represents a collection of novellas and short stories that take place in the Revelation Space universe.   Great Wall of Mars If you are interested in how the Conjoiners came in […]

Nostalgia for Infinity

Review: Revelation Space 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 5 in my series of reviews focusing on […]

Shadows of the Empire

Review: Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry

In between stints of hard science fiction and golden age classics I decided to rest the brain a bit and feed it with a little fat laden mind candy that’s […]

The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

Review: The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

I was expecting a story about starships, adventure, and far-flung planets.  Instead, I was rewarded with a haunting and touching tale about love, loss, and survival during the last days of humanity.

Review: Chasm City 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 4 in my series of reviews focusing on […]

Revelation Space Universe

Revelation Space Universe Chronology

After years of putting it off I’ve finally decided to delve in to Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space future histories. I don’t partake on these extended literary journeys lightly. I first read Revelation Space when […]

Iain Banks

R.I.P. Iain M. Banks

Sad news has come along that noted (science) fiction writer Iain Banks has succumbed to his terminal gallbladder cancer.  It was only two short months ago that Iain released a […]

A Case of Conscience by James Blish

12 Hideous Book Covers On My Shelf

We’ve all read (or gave up on) really bad books over the years.  We’ve also been subjected to some really poorly conceived and executed book covers during that same time.  I’m not going to […]

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Review: Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is one of my favorite authors. But unfortunately Zodiac is not one of my favorite books. Neal Stephenson Zodiac is named after the rigid inflatable boat that is […]

Nova by Samuel R. Delany

Retro Review: Nova by Samuel R. Delany

Nova was published in 1968 before Samuel R. Delany entered his more experimental writing phase, beginning chiefly with the monstrous Dhalgren.  It’s a tale that can be consumed and interpreted […]

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