Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

Reread: The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

This is a quick one, because my opinion basically hasn’t changed on rereading it, please pardon the… somewhat clunkier prose of the me of three years ago. I reread it for book club, but honestly, it was quite nice to … Continue reading

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This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Sometimes, I’m willing to admit, I can be wrong. I have seen Max Gladstone’s books around the place, seen the covers and the blurbs, and concluded “that’s not for me”. And so, when I saw this, when I saw people … Continue reading

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Dawn – Octavia Butler

This was… a lot shorter than I expected. Are all three of the Lilith’s Brood books put together the length of a full novel? Maybe I should have read them all in one go. Who knows. Anyway… I was less … Continue reading

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Rosewater – Tade Thompson

I managed to get in on this one juuuuuust before he won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Couple of days maybe. But a very long time after a lot of people I know had been talking about it. So not … Continue reading

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Consider Phlebas – Iain M. Banks

Having finally finished all the Culture novels – and soon intending to read Player of Games again for book club – I decided it was time to reread the one I disliked the first time round, and led to me not reading … Continue reading

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The Electric State – Simon Stålenhag

I only came across this one because it’s been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, which the boyfriend has been reading nominations for. As it turns out, the Clarke nominees, at least this year, are vastly more interesting than … Continue reading

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Paper Girls Vol. 2 – Brian K. Vaughan

It’s probably been a bit too long since I read volume 1 – I am not 100% sure I could have given you a plot summary before I started reading this one – but it worked out ok in the … Continue reading

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