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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.

Descender Tin Stars

Review: Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars

Descender: Tin Stars has all the elements of great storytelling in graphic novel form: characters, world building, action, conflict, and tension. All of this is masterfully penned by writer Jeff Lemire, and …

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

There’s little doubt that Kim Stanley Robinson crafted Aurora to be a cautionary tale about the tremendous risks involved with space travel and the settling of alien planets. The takeaway seems to be that humans are …

Slow Bullets

Review: Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

It’s no secret that I’m an Alastair Reynolds fan.  His mixture of astrophysics, space opera, and gothic noir really scratches my space opera itch, especially his Revelation Space setting.  All of […]

Seveneves

Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

(Header art by WETA Workshop) This review contains minor spoilers. That last time I posted an article about Neal Stephenson it was after reading his monstrous, brilliant, and, some would […]

Roadside Picnic

Review: 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. […]

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Review: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Anathem In New Orth, an aut by which an incorrigible fraa or suur is ejected from the math and his or her work sequestered (hence the Fluccish word Anathema meaning […]