Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

Death’s End – Cixin Liu

Finally, we finish The Three-Body Problem series. And thank fuck for that. Because for all this was better than the rampant horrendousness of The Dark Forest, Death’s End is still a shitty, awful, horrible book. There’s misogyny (and gender essentialism) and some really not ok … Continue reading

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A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers

For all that, at any other time, I may not have been particularly keen on this book, right this second, it is frankly blessed relief. It is the total opposite of The Dark Forest, and that was exactly what I needed. … Continue reading

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The Dark Forest – Cixin Liu

It has been nearly a month since my last post. And do you know why that is? Because this book was a SLOG. It was a CHORE. I HATED it. And I still have to* read the sequel for the … Continue reading

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Too Like the Lightning – Ada Palmer

This is possibly the most interesting book I’ve read not just this year but last year too. This does not mean it is the best book. When describing it to others, my descriptor of choice has been “godawful”. Or “dire”. … Continue reading

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The Last Days of New Paris – China Miéville

A brief deviation from the award nominee schedule into a novella I had faith would be amazing (and could borrow from boyfriend without having to buy it myself…). I’m at the point now where I’m just going to start anything … Continue reading

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Red Rising – Pierce Brown

This is probably going to be one of my most negative reviews of a properly published novel (free Kindle books don’t count). You’ve been warned. This book was, in short, absolutely godawful. It was unremittingly horrendous, and I knew I … Continue reading

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The Rising – Ian Tregillis

I have to admit, right at the start… I don’t think this is a very good book. I wasn’t hugely positive about the first in the series, and sadly, this one suffers from middle-book-of-trilogy problems, as well as not really … Continue reading

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