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reviewed The Gods Themselves. February 26, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Gods Themselves
The soft ones are one of the coolest alien species I have read of in over 30 years of science fiction reading. They are truly alien, and the nature of the existence and civilation is a well written mystery. …
reviewed The Years of Rice and Salt. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Years of Rice and Salt
The use of the Tibetan Buddhist idea of reincarnation as a metaphor for human civilizations' evolution and striving for 'enlightenment'/'utopia' is brilliant and moving. Sadly, I have read this book only …
reviewed Neuromancer. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
This is one of my favorite sf books. Because of all its influence, it might seem cliche, but one has to remember that this book is what the cliche references. Its prose shows the raw poetic might of Gibson's …
reviewed A Fire Upon The Deep. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
A Fire Upon The Deep
   When I think of the coolest beginning chapters for space opera tales, I think of this novel. Its first few chapters are soo friggin cool. And as you read on, you find a weird alien species, …
reviewed The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's I.... February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
   Any book that has in it (recursively) a magical book that provides instruction on Turing Machines is automatically cool. Its instruction may even have helped me get an 'A' in my Theory …
reviewed Ender's Game. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Ender's game cover
The coolness of Ender's Game has to do with its insight into the military indoctrination and isolation that goes into many males' upbringing in our society. I have come to believe that this 'insight' …
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