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REVIEW: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

MY RATING: Dead Beat is the seventh book in the Harry Dresden series and, in my opinion, it’s the best one so far. In this book, Dresden is blackmailed by the vampire [Read more]

June 24, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: 1945 by Robert Conroy

MY RATING: 1945 attempts to answer the question: What if Japan did not surrender following the bombing of Nagasaki? We know that America had plans on the table for an [Read more]

June 21, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Swarm by Frank Schatzing

REVIEW SUMMARY: A book that should appeal to both science fiction and non-science fiction audiences. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The creatures of the sea rise up against man [Read more]

June 19, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

MY RATING: (For more Pratchett reviews, see The Great Pratchett Reading Project table.) Wyrd Sisters is, perhaps, the best of the early Pratchett novels, and I think it ought [Read more]

June 5, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

REVIEW SUMMARY: Nothing new for fans of post-apocalyptic sf, but a very good read nonetheless. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A father and his young son travel a post-apocalyptic [Read more]

June 4, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Recursion by Tony Ballantyne

REVIEW SUMMARY: Steadily improving work that delivers some interesting ideas. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In 2210 a young man decides to defy the galactic authority and [Read more]

May 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Prador Moon by Neal Asher

REVIEW SUMMARY: Flat characterizations translate into an un-engaging novel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: First contact with aliens in Asher’s Polity universe. MY REVIEW: [Read more]

May 29, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Brasyl by Ian McDonald

MY RATING: Brasyl has been receiving high praise from just about everyone since it’s publication. It’s easy to see why. Not content with writing just one [Read more]

May 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

Interzone Issue #209

Interzone #209 is my very first issue of Interzone to read and it also happens to be the 25th Anniversary Issue. And since it also contains a short story by SF Signal [Read more]

May 25, 2007 // 1 Comment

Review: Gradisil by Adam Roberts

MY RATING: Gradisil is, to me, the magnum opus of hard, mundane science fiction. The book tells the story of three generations of the Gyeroffy family, set against the [Read more]

May 18, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Legend by David Lynn Golemon

REVIEW SUMMARY: Golemon can write action sequences with the best of them, and he lands a solid uppercut with this book. The depth of the science fiction lies under the [Read more]

May 15, 2007 // 0 Comments

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