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Making Money by Terry Pratchett

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 [...]

February 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

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, [...]

February 17, 2009 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Three Unbroken by Chris Roberson

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

February 17, 2009 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Daemon by Daniel Suarez

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 [...]

February 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Gunpowder by Joe Hill

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

January 27, 2009 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: The Sunborn by Gregory Benford

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 [...]

January 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Powersat by Ben Bova

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 [...]

January 23, 2009 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Jetpack Dreams by Mac Montandon

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 [...]

January 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Gears of the City by Felix Gilman

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 [...]

January 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Three Days to Never by Tim Powers

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 [...]

January 16, 2009 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

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 [...]

January 7, 2009 // 8 Comments

REVIEW: The January Dancer by Michael Flynn

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 [...]

January 6, 2009 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Fast Forward 2 edited by Lou Anders

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 [...]

December 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

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