Category Archives: Books

Alastair Reynolds – Chasm City (2001) Review

8/10 In the early 00s, Alastair Reynolds must have been scribbling furiously, gripped in the fever of imagination. Within a few years, he cranked out a couple of 700+ page tomes that formed the Revelation Space series, establishing him as … Continue reading

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Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Autumn (2014) Review

Genre: science fiction Similar novels: China Mieville’s The City and The City My Rating: 9/10 I am going out on a limb and say that Dave Hutchinson loves Europe. He loves all those small Eastern European countries and all the … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men (2003) Review

8/10 It is not necessary to know where exactly this book is situated inside the Discworld series. It is enough to know that this is a Terry Pratchett novel featuring a new character, and that in itself should push you … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers – The Circle (2013) Review

Genre: dystopia Pages: 491 My rating: 7.5/10 I am always a bit suspicious of immensely popular books in which a mainstream author dips his or her toes into science fiction. These novels are invariably lauded as innovative and “important” by … Continue reading

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Eric Harvey – The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus (2015)

Please join me while I peruse this highly interesting booklet. We might learn some life lessons. After all, it has over 250K copies sold, even though I got it from a box of free books at the local bookstore. It … Continue reading

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Ken Liu – The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016) Review

Genre: fantasy/science fiction Pages: 450 My rating: 7.5/10 Ken Liu is now making a name for himself with his Dandelion Dynasty series (of which I reviewed the first part here) and with his translations of the science fiction novels of … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons – Ilium (2003) Review

Genre: Space opera Series: Ilium/Olympos Pages: 752 My Rating: 9/10 Ilium starts with three crazy storylines and we will just have to deal with it. I will describe shortly the starting point of each of them, just so you know … Continue reading

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