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Review: Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds

REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent addition to the Revelation Space universe. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A deadly race of sentient machines, the Inhibitors, is fast approaching [...]

April 30, 2004 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: The Genocides by Thomas M. Disch

REVIEW SUMMARY: A captivating classic. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Post-apocalyptic novel showing the decline of mankind amidst giant alien plants. MY REVIEW: PROS: [...]

April 28, 2004 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Jupiter Project by Gregory Benford

REVIEW SUMMARY: Good sf with an awkward ending MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Teenager comes of age in a research station orbiting Jupiter. MY REVIEW: PROS: Lot’s of [...]

April 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Light Ages

Review Summary: Slow moving tale set in an alternate, ‘Industrial Age’ England, where magic has replaced technology. My Rating: Brief Synopsis: The story of [...]

April 13, 2004 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

REVIEW SUMMARY: Stiffly-written but richly-detailed space opera. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A search for answers about an extinct alien race leads to monumental discoveries [...]

April 10, 2004 // 2 Comments

Review: Red Thunder

Review Summary: Entertaining ‘juvenile’ science fiction. My Rating: Review PROS: Quick read, entertaining, likable characters. CONS: Not really a [...]

April 3, 2004 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: IASF August 2000

REVIEW SUMMARY: First-rate collection of short fiction. MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: Five superb stories CONS: One mediocre story BOTTOM LINE: Better than many [...]

March 31, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson

REVIEW SUMMARY: A fun read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Scientists search for answers while quarantined at a remote government research facility set up to observe an alien on [...]

March 28, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Singularity Sky

REVIEW SUMMARY: Mediocre book that failed to draw me in. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The anti-technological New Republic tries to stop the invasion of backwater Rochard?s [...]

March 23, 2004 // 8 Comments

REVIEW: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

REVIEW SUMMARY: I don’t consider myself a huge fan of fantasy, but even I found this book to be excellent. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Farm boy of unknown lineage [...]

March 17, 2004 // 26 Comments

REVIEW: IASF April 2000

REVIEW SUMMARY: A good collection of stories and one stinker. MY RATING: PROS: Some excellent, top-notch stories CONS: One stinker of a short story. BOTTOM LINE: More than [...]

March 11, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Nightwings by Robert Silverberg

REVIEW SUMMARY: Nightwings is a winner! MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: One man’s pilgrimage set amidst the rebirth of mankind. MY REVIEW: PROS: Skillful blend of fantasy [...]

March 7, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Marrow by Robert Reed

REVIEW SUMMARY: An entertaining read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The human captains of an alien, Jupiter-sized spaceship discover an Earth-sized planet at the ship’s [...]

March 2, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: An ABC of Science Fiction

REVIEW SUMMARY: A decent collection with some real gems. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A science fiction anthology with 26 stories – with authors from A to Z. MY REVIEW: [...]

February 20, 2004 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Chindi by Jack McDevitt

REVIEW SUMMARY: And this was nominated for a Nebula because…? MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A group of space enthusiasts follow the point-to-point trail of an alien [...]

February 18, 2004 // 0 Comments

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