Category: Books

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retro Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


One person’s utopia is another person’s dystopia. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley has been a book long in my library, always in the reading queue (aren’t they all?) but […]

Review: Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days


Before delving in to the Revelation Space universe I first suggest perusing the chronology and consider reading the books in order. This is Part 3 in my series of reviews focusing on […]

Review: The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds


Update: Future editions of The Prefect will be titled Aurora Rising, and the sequel (previously referred to as The Prefect 2) will be titled Elysium Fire . . . which will […]

Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy by Simon Morden

Review: The Petrovitch Trilogy by Simon Morden


Never judge a book by its cover, so the mantra goes.  In the case of Simon Morden’s Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy I threw that right out the window.  There I was […]

Dragondoom by Dennis L. McKiernan

Review: Dragondoom by Dennis L. McKiernan


Dragondoom by Dennis L. McKiernan may just be the best fantasy novel you’ve never read. Over the years Dennis L. McKiernan has been accused of borrowing, if not stealing, the […]

Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Retro Review: Gateway by Frederik Pohl


Gateway by Frederik Pohl is a simple story about a complex man that takes place in a setting that lends itself to a myriad of adventures both enriching and terrifying…usually […]

Review: The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien


The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien is a work of fantasy that will not be, and perhaps is not capable of being, appreciated by all who read it.  In a […]

Newton’s Wake: A Space Opera by Ken Macleod


I recently took a long hiatus from reading.  Things tend to get in the way of pursuits of passion…typically work.  When it was time to pick up another fiction book […]

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