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REVIEW: Darkness Falls by Kyle Mills

REVIEW SUMMARY: A thrilling science fiction tale of eco-terrorism, Darkness Falls could be ripped from the headlines. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Erin Neal is the world expert [...]

December 10, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Commons by Matthew Hughes

REVIEW SUMMARY: An interesting blend of science fiction and fantasy elements. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Guth Bandar explores the world of the human collective unconscious, [...]

November 27, 2007 // 7 Comments

REVIEW: Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder

REVIEW SUMMARY: Schroeder’s sequel to Sun of Suns is an even better book – a focus on characters against a fanastic hard sci-fi backdrop. This is one sequel that [...]

November 26, 2007 // 1 Comment

Review: Saturn Returns by Sean Williams

Saturn Returns is the first book in Sean Williams’ new space opera series, Astropolis. It has all the things you’d expect from New Space Opera: postumans, galaxy [...]

November 15, 2007 // 3 Comments

Review: Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

Pratchett hits another homer with Carpe Jugulumhis parody of all things vampire (or vampyre). When King Verence willingly invites the vampire rulers of Uberwald to his [...]

November 14, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: War Machine by Andy Remic

REVIEW SUMMARY: An action-packed start to a new action/adventure series. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Combat-K, an illegally reformed military unit, takes on a revenge mission [...]

November 13, 2007 // 3 Comments

Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

MY RATING: (Visit the Great Pratchett Reading Project page for links to more Discworld reviews.) Terry Pratchett hits on all cylinders with Maskerade, a send-up of Opera in [...]

November 5, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

REVIEW SUMMARY: Schroeder delivers an action-packed hard science fiction story that isn’t afraid to go as deep with the characters as it is with ideas. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

October 31, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: The Execution Channel by Ken Macleod

MY RATING: My previous Ken Macleod reading experiences haven’t lived up to the hype surrounding Macleod as a writer. I tried reading his Engines of Light series, but [...]

October 17, 2007 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

REVIEW SUMMARY: Novik continues the Temeraire saga with an effort that is good, but not great. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Frantically searching to find a cure for an illness [...]

October 15, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem

REVIEW SUMMARY: Jonathan Lethem channels Philip K. Dick. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A man named Chaos, who may have the power to shape reality through his dreams, travels [...]

October 9, 2007 // 1 Comment

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