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REVIEW: Enemies & Allies by Kevin J. Anderson

February 23, 2009 // 2 Comments

Like most families, mine has a long history with both the DC and Marvel characters and universes. We’ve seen the movies, and, in addition, my now 18 year old son and I [...]

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

February 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Fantastic and time-appropriate novel by a master of comedic fantasy. I wouldn’t make this my first Diskworld book, but it is a great part of the series. [...]

REVIEW: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

February 17, 2009 // 4 Comments

MY RATING: Big, sprawling, complex, satisfying; these are all words you could use to describe Neal Stephenson’s latest opus, Anathem. At over 900 pages long, including [...]

REVIEW: Three Unbroken by Chris Roberson

February 17, 2009 // 2 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Another excellent story in Roberson’s consistently satisfying Celestial Empire setting. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: As seen through the eyes of three [...]

REVIEW: Daemon by Daniel Suarez

February 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

MY RATING: Daemon is one of those pleasant discoveries that would never have happened if it weren’t for this blog. We get quite a few emails from people asking us if [...]

REVIEW: The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton

February 10, 2009 // 9 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Maintains the quality and wonder that began with The Dreaming Void. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A planet-eating region of space known as the Void continues to [...]

REVIEW: Gunpowder by Joe Hill

January 27, 2009 // 4 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A worthwhile story with interesting themes. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Children endowed with godlike powers for the purposes of terraforming a planet decide [...]

REVIEW: The Sunborn by Gregory Benford

January 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Gregory Benford’s follow-on to The Martian Race about life on the edge of the solar system is innovative and intriguing. There are lots of good ideas [...]

REVIEW: Powersat by Ben Bova

January 23, 2009 // 2 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Sci-fi master Ben Bova delivers a surprisingly topical thriller including modern terrorism, politics and a bit of science fiction. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [...]

REVIEW: Jetpack Dreams by Mac Montandon

January 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Jetpack Dreams is a book I really wanted to love, but in the end it just became a collection of interesting anecdotes about the slightly odd people who are [...]

REVIEW: Gears of the City by Felix Gilman

January 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A brilliant, dark, New Weird novel of the end and the beginning of the world. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Arjun arrives at the foot of the Mountain at the end [...]

REVIEW: Three Days to Never by Tim Powers

January 16, 2009 // 3 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Enjoy a romp through time with Tim Powers as he tackles the challenges of time travel head on with a plot involving legendary physicist Albert Einstein. MY [...]

REVIEW: Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

January 7, 2009 // 8 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A humorous romp through the trials and tribulations of human’s first contact with aliens. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A first contact story like no other [...]

REVIEW: The January Dancer by Michael Flynn

January 6, 2009 // 4 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: It seemed to have all the elements of entertaining space opera, yet failed to be compelling. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Multiple factions pursue a strange but [...]

REVIEW: Fast Forward 2 edited by Lou Anders

December 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A remarkable example of science fiction’s many capabilities. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: An original science fiction anthology of 14 stories by 17 [...]
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