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posted a Quick Tip about Starship Troopers. February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Starship Troopers
   One of those stories that seems to get re-read on a regular basis, and one over which controversy continues to reign.      The novel was originally slated to be Heinlein's …
posted a Quick Tip about The Stars My Destination. February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
This is one of those tales that you can't miss; it is truly Campbellian (Joseph) in it's form and presents one of science fiction's most notorious characters. The plot is convoluted, seemingly disjointed …
posted a Quick Tip about The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia
This novel and The Left Hand of Darkness are Le Guin at her best, and ample evidence for making the case that Margaret Atwood should shut up and let Ursula have her royalties for the 'not science fiction' …
posted a Quick Tip about The Gods Themselves. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Gods Themselves
Perhaps one of Asimov's best; his aliens living in a different dimensional world than our own are truly novel. Been quite a while since I re-read this one.
posted a Quick Tip about The Man in the High Castle (S.F.Maste.... February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Man in the High Castle (S.F.Masterworks) U.K.
   Phil Dick's foray into alternate history, with an alternate within an alternate twist.      What happened when the US lost WWII? The Nazis and Imperial Japan split …
posted a Quick Tip about The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld Sa.... February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld Saga, Book 2)
   Farmer wrote a lot of really great stuff, but his Riverworld series takes the cake.  Imagine a world where everyone who ever lived is resurrected - including yourself.  (Though …
posted a Quick Tip about Way Station. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Way Station
   This is perhaps Simak's best, though I prefer City to Way Station.  It could be called a 'cold war' book, but I think it's better to look at it as an examination of how …
posted a Quick Tip about Double Star. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Double Star
   Probably one of my least-favorite Heinlein tales, although it does provide one of Heinlein's most-realized characters.      Political intrigue on a solar-system wide …
posted a Quick Tip about Dune. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Dune
   Another one of those must reads for 'real' SF fans.  A novel that gave rise to the term 'ecological science fiction'; and a novel that has been much-maligned by the never-ending …
posted a Quick Tip about Stranger in a Strange Land. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Stranger in a Strange Land
   I've only read this book oh, about 30 times - but I've been slacking of late;  I don't think I've re-read in the past five years or so.      For someone …
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