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reviewed State of Mind. October 16, 2011
State of Mind
This book is set in 2030 Los Angeles. It is about government mind control, and one man's attempts to fight back.      Jake Travissi was thrown off the police force for upsetting …
reviewed Cafe Libri. August 10, 2011
Cafe Libri
As reading is my number 1 passion it would make sense that a community with members that share similar interests would be my favorite one!  Adrianna has done a marvelous job keeping this community …
reviewed 1632, 1633, 1634 Trilogy by Eric Flint. June 10, 2011
1632, 1633, 1634 Trilogy by Eric Flint
Why should people read science fiction?  Arthur C. Clarke said, "Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories."   Entertainment is nice but is there …
reviewed In the Country of the Blind. June 08, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Comparing one book to another is a lazy way to review a book, but forgive me because there’s something about Michael Flynn’s writing that conjures up other writers. When I reviewed The …
reviewed The Immortality Virus. June 08, 2011
The Immortality Virus
Imagine a future where all the sicknesses of old age have been eradicated. Sounds heavenly, right? But that’s not how it seems in Christine Amsden’s wonderfully imagined dystopia, The Immortality …
reviewed Embassytown. May 28, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   Avice Benner Cho thought she was off and away from the strange, distant colony of Embassytown forever. After a difficult upbringing, she became an immerser, directing ships from planet to …
reviewed A Fire Upon The Deep. May 13, 2011
posted in SF Signal
A Fire Upon The Deep
So I finished A Fire Upon the Deep, and I have to say it was...interesting. Vernor Vinge, the author, has done a fantastic job writing this piece of fiction and has built an interesting world for his …
reviewed Pushing Ice. May 13, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Pushing Ice
If you readers haven't guessed that I'm an Alastair Reynolds fan by now, I'm just going to dispel all your doubts right now, he's great. He's written some of the best SciFi I've …
reviewed Crysis: Legion. May 04, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Crysis: Legion
Peter Watts writing a game-tie in novel, that is like…Greg Egan writing a Star Wars novel. You know, it’s not impossible, just widely inconceivable. But reality likes to throw a curveball …
reviewed War of the Marionettes. May 03, 2011
posted in SF Signal
War of the Marionettes
The third Andrea Cort novel (so far only published in German) offers one step forward and two steps back. I liked the first two novels in the series immensely, but hesitate to recommend this one. Whereupon …
reviewed Pushing Ice. April 07, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Pushing Ice
Unlike most of his space opera novels, Pushing Ice is set in a different universe than the one of the Inhibitors. This gives Reynolds the freedom of a new history and new ideas, but he keeps the high …
reviewed Under the Dome. March 29, 2011
Under the Dome
Under The Dome. Well, you read the synopsis.  The story takes us into a small town in (where else) Maine, where an invisible dome has appeared (pretty clever the way that ties in with the title, …
reviewed Walter Kraft and the Alien Menace. March 17, 2011
posted in SF Signal
In the distant future, a mysterious Alien is trying to obliterate mankind and mankind’s only hope is a bounty hunter Walter Kraft. This is the story of Walter Kraft and the Alien Menace a SCI-FI …
reviewed The Flying Sorcerers. March 17, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Flying Sorcerers
   I love science fiction humor - when it's done well, and Flying Sorcerers is one of the best.       SF comedy as a sub-genre hardly exists at all.  Most such …
posted a Quick Tip about Gordon R. Dickson. March 05, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Gordon R. Dickson
Time Storm was a remarkable book, epic in its vision of a planet ravaged by post-apocalyptic survivors of these "Time Quakes" that have fractured the Earth's space-time continuum casing geographic time …
reviewed Transition. March 04, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Transition
And now, my second attempt to "get" Iain Banks... Transition is a frustrating book.   This is my second attempt at reading Iain Banks. My first attempt at reading him, Inversions, …
reviewed State of Mind. March 02, 2011
State of Mind
From the marketing of this book to the actual content, author Sven Michael Davison had me hooked. I loved the premise of the book, and from there it just roared forward with entertainment, action and …
reviewed The Great Romance: A Rediscovered Uto.... February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Great Romance   By The Inhabitant   Edited by Dominic Alessio   $17.95   University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books Summary: A second section of a short novel …
reviewed Dark Sky Legion. February 26, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Dark Sky Legion
Dystopias often come in a few, easily recognized flavors: there's the surveillance state, the moral society taken to its insane conclusion, the slowly decaying future that poaches in post apocalyptic …
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 Template. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Template
Coming-of-age stories aren't restricted to young characters. The hero of Template, Conn Labro, is already an adult and secure in his believes. But once he leaves his world to find out who wants to …
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.
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 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 Saturn's Children. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Saturn's Children
This starts with a dedication to Asimov and Heinlein, so it's most interesting to see what Stross has taken from whom and incorporated into his semi-homage. Well, it's a future limited to the …
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