Category Archives: Science fiction

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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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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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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Mark Lawrence – Prince of Fools (2014) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: The Red Queen’s War, 1 Pages: 355 My Rating: 7.5/10 Mark Lawrence is the current master of the first-person narrative in epic fantasy. His first series, The Broken Empire trilogy, made great use of this perspective … Continue reading

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Cixin Liu – Death’s End (2016) Review

Genre: Science fiction Series: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, part 3 Pages: 604 My rating: 9/10 Like the Harry Potter series, Cixin Liu’s Three Body trilogy starts out with a small book, then bloats towards the end into an epic story … Continue reading

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