Category Archives: Books

James S.A. Corey – Leviathan Wakes (2011) Review

Genre: science fiction My rating: 7.5/10 I am very late to this party, and the whole world is already reading this series or watching the TV show. So, for my first paragraph I will just regurgitate some essential facts about … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (2007) Review

Genre: science fiction, alternate history Rating: 9/10 Michael Chabon is generally seen as a mainstream author who is not afraid to dip his toes into genre fiction now and then. His masterwork The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay flirted … Continue reading

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Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle – The Mote in God’s Eye (1974) Review

Genre: Science fiction My rating: 8.5/10 The Mote in God’s Eye is a bit rough around the edges, especially when reading it in the 21st century. It features stock characters that seem picked right out of 1960s Star Trek. There … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson – Words of Radiance (2014) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: The Stormlight Archive 2 Pages: 1303 Starting Words of Radiance feels like returning to old friends. We have spent so much time – and so many pages – watching Kaladin, Shallan and Dalinar fighting their respective … Continue reading

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George R.R. Martin – Tuf Voyaging (1986) Review

Genre: science fiction pages: 435 My rating: 6/10 Long before George R.R. Martin became a household name due to his great success with A Song of Ice and Fire, he used to write science fiction. Mostly short stories, written in … Continue reading

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N.K. Jemisin – The Stone Sky (2017) Review

Genre: fantasy, science-fantasy, post-apocalypse Series: The Broken Earth, part 3 Pages: 416 The final book of the Broken Earth trilogy. The story continues right where The Obelisk Gate left it. Essun is still with Ykka and the Castrima comm, but … Continue reading

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Dave Hutchinson – Europe at Midnight (2015) Review

Genre: science fiction Pages: 303 My rating: 8.5/10 Much like its predecessor, Europe at Midnight is a fragmented novel. Dave Hutchinson’s remarkable science fiction series is about the fragmentation and fragile unity of the continent Europe. Our own version of … Continue reading

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