Tag Archives: aliens

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Good science fiction entertains. Cerebral science fiction questions. Great science fiction does both. Blindsight is great science fiction about humanity's first contact with a truly alien species ... perhaps even more alien than the humans sent to make that contact.

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Review: Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

(Header concept art by Alex Andreev.) I am SO behind on my book reviews at this point that I plan on posting abbreviated versions going forward just to catch up.  I finished Roadside Picnic several years ago and picking my brains …

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Retro Review: Aliens (1986)

Aliens

Aliens is an instant classic, rife with memorable scenes, heat pounding action, and quotable one liners. It transformed the stalking and sinister xenomorph into a Colonial Marine slaying monster. If you don't own it, …

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Understanding the Fermi Paradox

I’ve mentioned the Fermi Paradox in several articles over the months, mainly related to book reviews involving contact with alien civilizations.  But I never really felt the need to elaborate on the idea.  Everyone knows what the Fermi Paradox is, …

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SciFi Short: Fragment

Fragment SciFi Short

Posted with minimal comment . . . An Air Force jet breaks up over the desert. A mysterious radio beacon draws the pilot from the crash site.  A discovery is waiting.  And it is not of this Earth. That ending? …

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Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Let me start by saying I really like Joe Haldeman‘s works.  In my mind he’s becoming similar to a new Michael Crichton (RIP), but with fewer words and without the late author’s typical bibliography at the end of each novel. …

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