Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

Inversions – Iain M. Banks

I thought I’d read all the Culture novels… and I kinda had. But I needed something appealing to kick me out of the “but I could just keep… reading Cadfael?” streak, and a bit of Banks SF was a clear … Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

This was so fucking weird. I don’t know what I was expecting – maybe something fairly standard golden age SF? – but this… was not it. It’s a tiny, tiny book and yet it produced so many questions. Primarily “what?”. … Continue reading

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The Things What I Did Not Blog (2018 Edition)

Ok, so I felt kinda bad about skipping the entirety of my backlog, so I’ll do a quick skip through them all just to appease my soul. Angelic Vol. 1: Heirs and Graces – Simon Spurrier – This was good! … Continue reading

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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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