Tag: book review

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]