Tag: space opera

Book Review: The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner

Book Review: The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner


In The Promise of the Child, Tom Toner mixes far-flung space opera with magic realism and a myriad of other science fiction sub-genres to create a delightfully weird tale that leaves me with an impression of its memorable uniqueness.

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Revelation Space Reading Order


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 […]

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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 …

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 […]

Consider Phelbas by Iain M. Banks

Review: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks


IV. DEATH BY WATER Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss.           […]

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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Series Reading Order


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) […]

Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

Review: Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds


Before delving in to the Revelation Space universe I first suggest perusing the chronology and consider reading the books in order. This is Part 7 in my series of reviews focusing on […]

The Forever War

Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman


Note:  This is a guest review by Michael. The Forever War is an entertaining novel with an interesting mix of science fiction, war and social issues.  In this classic science […]

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Review: Transcendental by James Gunn


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, […]

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Review: Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds


Before delving in to the Revelation Space universe I first suggest perusing the chronology and consider reading the books in order. This is Part 6 in my series of reviews focusing on […]