Category Archives: Science fiction

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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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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David D. Levine – Arabella of Mars (2016) Review

Genre: Science Fantasy Series: The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 1 Pages: 382 The year 1812. England and France are at war. Arabella Ashby has a pleasant life running through canyons on Mars. She lives there as a young lady with … Continue reading

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T.J. Bass – The Godwhale (1974) Review

T.J. Bass only ever wrote two books and this is his second and last one. Both of them are extraordinarily weird. So, Half Past Human (1971) and The Godwhale (1974) play out in a future earth where a few trillion … Continue reading

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