Nullspace Travel Advisory: The inhabitants do not take a liking to those who step on their shadows.
The rain was starting to let up, it’s job to cleanse Street City of obsolete and spurious data just about complete. It was an aesthetic method of maintenance utilized to keep immersion intact. But to her it still felt deceptively cold and wet.
… lull them into a sense of security and purpose, to distract them from most of their miserable existences … not to make them question their keepers. The keepers frowned on that. The sleepers must sleep, even if they don’t know they slumber.
Lucian’s head rests on a cool white pillow. For a final time she reaches out a metallic hand and touches his cheeks as if in parting. But its touch is cold and lifeless. Discomforting.
The Fixer is basically an independent contractor of mayhem and improvisation, sowing chaos throughout the Continuum for the benefit of only one person. Himself. Tonight’s mayhem? Avatar kidnapping and ransom.
In what order do I read these works? With a little research I was able to map out the Revelation Space reading order. Some of the years may not be exact, but […]
I’ve just published a long in the works interview with space opera master Alastair Reynolds over at Futurism. We discuss science, astrophysics, philosophy, science fiction, his upcoming novel Elysium Fire . . […]
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 […]
With Iain M. Banks’ sudden and untimely death in 2013 I took it upon myself to gather some of his works and at last begin working through his Culture (spoilers at that link) […]
Let’s get this right out of the way. Slow River is not a science fiction novel. It’s categorize and pigeon-holed as such, but at best it’s speculative fiction, a category […]
James Gunn was never in my wheelhouse. To be honest I’d never heard of him until sometime within the last year. Which is odd since he is a SFWA Grand Master, […]
“Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.” ~Friedrich Schiller, The Maid of Orleans, 1801 Even the gods cannot fix stupidity. So contends Isaac Asimov in his Hugo and Nebula […]