Tag Archives: science fiction

Book Review: Road to Hell by Krista Ball

When does practicality win out over ideals? What does it take to break someone who is strong, principled, and a true believer in what is right and wrong? What are your personal morals and ethics worth? Continue reading

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Review: Saucerers and Gondoliers by Dominic Green

It felt more like a series of encounters than a thoughtful story, though. This thing happens. And then this! And clever humor at the expense of the Americans and Soviets and generally not bright adults! So I wouldn’t pick this up if you are looking for thinky thoughts. It is entertaining, though. Just not deep. Continue reading

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Coming Soon! December 2011 edition

For whatever reason, I’ve had a tough time getting excited about this December’s releases; when I went trolling through the various lists of December releases there were only two that stood out for me (usually there are several, and I have to narrow it down for this monthly post). Continue reading

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The 2011 Hugo Awards were announced this weekend. Continue reading

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Review: The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Let me start off the review by saying that I loved this novel. I think everyone should read it. It’s a fun, imaginative story with a lead character, Ejii, who I found easy to sympathise and identify with. Continue reading

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Review: The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett

While I wasn’t sure about the slowish start, and I had to ponder the ending for a few days before I wrote up the review, I’d gladly recommend the story to my friends. This is a little bit mystery, horror, steampunk, and sci-fi, and all those elements work to make a great story. Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The April Releases I’m Curious About

I say all that and yet there are three new releases I find intriguing this month, and all three are the first books in a new series. Now the internal dialogue begins: do I jump in and buy as soon as they come out? Wait until the library has them? Hold out a few years until the rest of the series is published or close to finishing? Continue reading

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Prometheus Award Finalists Announced

If you’re interested in such things, the Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the 2011 finalists for the Prometheus Award. Continue reading

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Women writing science fiction

I’m poking my head it for a quick moment to point you to two lists that I’ve found interesting and a sure-fire way to make my ever-expanding “to-read” list even longer. One, over on Worlds Without End, is Award Winning Books … Continue reading

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Interview with Neve Maslakovic, author of Regarding Ducks and Universes

Debut author Neve Maslakovic has been very gracious and agreed to answer a few questions about herself, her writing, and her novel, Regarding Ducks and Universes. Continue reading

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