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Max Tegmark – Life 3.0 (2017) Review

The decades after WW2, the 1950s and 1960s, was a time when many people found themselves rather stunned by the leaps of technological achievement and the rapid changes in society that had taken place. First there was radio, television, automobiles, … Continue reading

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Dan Brown – Origin (2017) Review

I made it two pages in before grinning ear to ear and rushing to the computer to make notes. Dan Brown’s writing is already both hilariously overwritten when it comes to adjectives and strangely flat and blunt when it comes … Continue reading

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Mark Lawrence – Emperor of Thorns (2013)

9/10 150 pages into this book and again I am really torn about what to think of The Broken Empire trilogy. There are two elements pulling me in different directions: the excellent writing and plotting and the excessive violence. These … Continue reading

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Ted Chiang – Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

9/10 A collection of 9 superb short stories, representing 12 years of craftsmanship and imagination. Ted Chiang is a SF writer who almost never writes. Maybe once in a few years he produces a manuscript, and usually it is a … Continue reading

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Turbo Kid (2015)

6.5/10 In a post-apocalyptic 1997, a kid becomes an action hero and challenges a local gang of post-apocalyptic bikers. Coming soon, to a wasteland near you. Quietly, 80s nostalgia became a big thing. The first signs might have come in … Continue reading

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Lucy (2014)

3/10 A woman receives an overdose of a new type of drugs that allows her greater access to her own brainpower. As she grows to 100% percent of brain power use, she gains control over matter and energy. I feel … Continue reading

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Peter F. Hamilton – Pandora’s Star (2004)

8.5/10 A huge, sprawling epic featuring dozens of characters and planets and all sorts of subplots. The great overarching story is that of humanity that has spread out among the stars, and a subsequent threat from the outside that could … Continue reading

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