Category Archives: Science fiction

Alastair Reynolds – The Prefect / Aurora Rising (2007) Review

Series: Revelation Space / Dreyfus emergencies I hate it when people rename books. Alastair Reynolds’ novel has been known as The Prefect for a decade now, but will be renamed to Aurora Rising in 2018, when a sequel comes out. … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Caliban’s War (2012) Review

Series: The Expanse, book 2 7.5/10 Not long after the events of book one, Leviathan Wakes, all hell breaks loose on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. A military standoff between the UN and Mars turns bad, but an even more worrisome event … Continue reading

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Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter (2016) Review

Genre: science fiction Series: Fractured Europe series, part 3 My rating: 8/10 Based on interviews and blog posts by Dave Hutchinson, a picture becomes clear that the Fractured Europe series was not envisioned in its entirety from the start. The … Continue reading

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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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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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