Category: Books

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 […]

Transhumanism

The Fallacy of Persona Downloads in Science Fiction

For quite some time I’ve been interested in aspects of the various singularity theories that have been floating around for years. These are not to be confused with gravitational or […]

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 […]

Alan Lee // By the Shore

The Fantasy Art of Alan Lee

Alan Lee is a British artist most famously known for bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life.  More recently he completed all the artwork for The Children of Húrin, including full color […]

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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