Tag: book review

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 […]

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 […]

Retro Review: Ringworld by Larry Niven


Before there was Halo, there was Ringworld by Larry Niven.  And before Ringworld, there were…well…Dyson Spheres. I recently finished Larry Niven’s seminal work after many years of procrastination (I’m good […]

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story


The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story is not a book for kids. It’s full of murder, rape, violence, and language that would make a (space) pirate blush.  Rape seems to […]

To the top