Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

Planetfall – Emma Newman

I’m catching up on something of a blogging backlog, so we’re still well into books I read in early July. Specifically in this case, the one I read for the July book club meeting… in the first week of July. … Continue reading

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The Collapsing Empire – John Scalzi

This was a welcome relief. It wasn’t anything special and I won’t remember it in a year, but it didn’t make me angry and that will do. It’s not the most stunning end to the Hugo nominees for the year, … Continue reading

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New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson

And in contrast to my last book, this one was shit. I went into the Hugos slightly worried that I’d already read all the good ones (a lot of Nebula crossover plus authors I’d sought out anyway) and this… not … Continue reading

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Nod – Adrian Barnes

A brief digression from the Hugos for one of the two books recently lent to me by friends. The other – The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch – I have somewhat bounced off. It wasn’t bad enough to be worth angry … Continue reading

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Six Wakes – Mur Lafferty

God damnit. I’d heard this one was GOOD. But NO. It was only LIES and TEMPTATION and BETRAYAL. Cruelly building up my hopes, only to dash them with the inevitability of shitness. In hindsight, the praise I’d heard of this … Continue reading

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Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (reread)

I wouldn’t have reread this again so soon (less than two years) but it’s another book club reread, so here we go. I’m not objecting – it was a good book – but it was only just long enough ago … Continue reading

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The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book. I’m not going to discuss the  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. Maybe some amount less fuss about what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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