Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

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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Kindred – Octavia Butler

Welp. I read this in a day. That probably says more than the thousand words I’m going to write could possibly convey about how good I thought this book was (spoilers, I’m going to write those thousand words anyway). Because … Continue reading

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Surface Detail – Ian M. Banks

It’s been a while since the last Banks novel, so I figured I’d keep working my way through them. And it’s sometimes nice to have something to read that you know you’re going to get on with, rather than a … Continue reading

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Raven Stratagem – Yoon Ha Lee

I am so pleased the sequel to Ninefox Gambit came out as quickly as it did. I mean, it’s out in the same year as the first one is being considered for Nebula and Hugo*… I fully support Yoon Ha … Continue reading

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