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.
Tag: space opera
The thousand year journey would begin in a cataclysmic blaze of superluminal engines and end with the rebirth of his people on another world.
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 . . […]
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 …
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 […]
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. […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]