Category Archives: Science Fiction

Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alastair Reynolds is most popular for his hard sci-fi opera type books, but with this one he takes a slight deviation and brings some new elements to the story. Here you’ll find a mix of steampunk, mystery, angels, airships, cyborgs, and a strange tower, … Continue reading

Blackstar Act One: Purified by Joshua Viola My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a fun cyberpunk sci-fi story from the combined talents of a good musician and a solid writer. This book is really a novella that will have additional episodes coming in the future, so don’t expect to know the final outcome … Continue reading

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Kim Stanley Robinson’s books are full of big questions and big ideas, and 2312 does not disappoint in this regard. This look into humanity’s future 300 years from now brushes on many topics, ranging from sexual identification to artificial intelligence, to space habitats and … Continue reading

The Long War by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is book number two in the Long Earth series, a tale about parallel universes that can be accessed by ‘stepping’ sideways. This series has grown on me more and more as I’ve read it. It is more than just a story about … Continue reading

The Phoenix Crisis by Richard L. Sanders My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is the third book in Richard L.Sanders’ Phoenix series, and like the previous two my biggest complaint is that he really needs a good editor to go through the work before publishing; the spelling and grammar mistakes get annoying after a … Continue reading

Out of the Dark by David Weber My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked the initial premise of this book because it was a slight twist on the classic alien invasion of Earth story.But admittedly, there were a few things that made some of the story difficult to get through, or could have been … Continue reading

Mammoth Books Presents Merlin’s Gun by Alastair Reynolds My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a short e-book story that I believe may also be published in a larger collection of science fiction stories. Overall it has everything you can expect from Alastair Reynolds: Ramscoops, relativistic space flight, fascinating future physics, awesome weapons, incredible … Continue reading

The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven My rating: 2 of 5 stars I thought there was much potential for this book based on the overview of the story, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever read a Larry Niven book that has left me this disappointed. The story is supposed to … Continue reading

Faster Than Light: Dobhriathar by Malcolm Pierce My rating: 3 of 5 stars The second in the Faster Than Light series is as short as the first one was. The concept here could be so much more than the author manages to create; it almost feels like these books are being rushed through instead of … Continue reading

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s been 20+ years since I first read this book, and I felt it was time for a refresher. After I finished reading it I am now convinced this has become a classic of science fiction; a must read for any fan of … Continue reading

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