Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

Spoonbenders – Daryl Gregory

And back to the Nebulas. I wasn’t super enthralled by the premise of this one either, I have to say. It just didn’t really grab me… and partly because it felt so fundamentally and unassailably American. I probably wouldn’t Get … Continue reading

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Autonomous – Annalee Newitz

And so, the Nebulas begin! Shame the first one I read was terrible. I mean, I was kind of expecting it? I decided to start with the ones I didn’t expect to be keen on this year (to avoid last year’s … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery (Spoilers)

Yes, I know, it’s not a book. But I’ve (finally) finished watching it and I have Thoughts. These Thoughts will contain spoilers.  But tbh I am already late to the party on this, so if you care and you’re still … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin

It’s no surprise that I’m reading a le Guin book, so soon after her passing. As it happens, it’s a book for book club, but this has been on my list to read for a good long while, and I … Continue reading

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Provenance – Ann Leckie

I’m both comforted and disappointed by the new Leckie book. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it. It was decent, readable, well-balanced and clever political space opera. I can get behind that. But the Ancillary series is such a … Continue reading

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Sex Criminal Volume 3: Three the Hard Way – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

Ehhhhhh. I mean, I liked volumes 1 and 2. I did. And part of that was that the premise was funny and clever, and part of that was the characters and storyline. But now… the cleverness of the premise has … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon – Richard Morgan

What an unutterably execrable piece of absolute shite. I’ve been puzzling over precisely how to express my views of this book since about 15% of the way through. I’ve even been live-tweeting it (mainly as an outlet for bafflement and … Continue reading

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