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REVIEW: Pirate Freedom by Gene Wolfe

REVIEW SUMMARY: Time-traveling pirates – what is not to love? OK, there isn’t really any science fiction in this story, but it is a fun book non the less. MY [...]

April 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Matter by Iain Banks

REVIEW SUMMARY: Banks has written another very good book set in his Culture universe. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: See JP’s excellent review for a synopsis. MY REVIEW: [...]

April 7, 2008 // 11 Comments

REVIEW: Elom by William H. Drinkard

REVIEW SUMMARY: It’s Elom 90210. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers must save their world, but first they have to figure out their relationship problems. [...]

April 4, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Glasshouse by Charles Stross

MY RATING: Where Halting State sounds like a riff on Dreampark. Glasshouse actually has more in common with Dreampark than Halting State. Glasshouse takes place in the far [...]

March 20, 2008 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Halting State by Charles Stross

In 2018, a daring bank robbery takes place at Hyak Associates. However, this is no ordinary robbery, being executed by a band of marauding orcs with a dragon as backup in the [...]

March 18, 2008 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Laika by Nick Abadzis

REVIEW SUMMARY: A memorable, one-sitting read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A fact-based graphic novel about the first animal sent into space. MY REVIEW: PROS: Great basis for [...]

March 17, 2008 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Blue War by Jeffrey Thomas

REVIEW SUMMARY: Without Punktown, Blue War is just another good sf detective novel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Shapeshifting detective Jeremy Stake is hired to identify a [...]

March 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a guest review by Karen Burnham, proprietor of Spiral Galaxy Reviews. Karen is vocationally an engineer and avocationally a speculative [...]

March 9, 2008 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Deep Inside by Polly Frost

REVIEW SUMMARY: A collection of well-written erotic science fiction short stories. MY RATING: See the text below. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 10 erotic science fiction short stories [...]

February 26, 2008 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Jim Baen’s Universe #11

MY RATING: The February 2008 issue of Jim Baen’s Universe (Issue #11, also known as Volume 2, Number 5) contains 12 pieces of short fiction and 6 non-fiction articles. [...]

February 18, 2008 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Matter by Iain M. Banks

MY RATING: After a very long dry spell, the Culture is back in Iain M. Banks’ new novel, Matter. I’ll state upfront that I absolutely love Banks’ Culture [...]

February 12, 2008 // 6 Comments

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