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Peter F. Hamilton – The Reality Dysfunction (1996) Review

DNF at 65% Peter F. Hamilton’s first major space opera series clearly marks him as part of the British space opera revival movement that includes the authors Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Neal Asher. Hamilton’s big fat 1200 page … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Valerian and Laureline, Vol. 1-3

One of the most influential European science fiction comics of the 20th century, Valerian and Laureline, had plenty of impact on comics in both Europe and the US, on SF movies such as Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian and The … Continue reading

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13 Mini Reviews of Movies From 2023

Cocaine Bear (2023). Watch this with a group of friends, preferably intoxicated, because if you watch this by yourself you will inevitably wonder what you are doing with your life watching this. The film doesn’t amount to much but could … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1982-95) by Hayao Miyazaki. An ecological SF epic to rival Dune.

The manga of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a massive achievement in storytelling by a single author and artist, and it is one of the best epic fantasy/SF stories I have ever read, comic or otherwise.  Set … Continue reading

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Steven Erikson – The God is Not Willing (2021) Review

9/10 A fantastic title, wouldn’t you say? The God is Not Willing’s first objective is to make the reader get used to the idea that we are in fact back in the Malazan universe, and that the world has changed. … Continue reading

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Voltaire – Micromegas (1752) Review

What’s this, a story from 1752? Jeroen, why do you have to be so boring and intellectual? Why do you only read stuffy books from the attic? Why can’t you be more hip? I know you all want me to … Continue reading

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Haruki Murakami – 1Q84, Book One (2009) Review

8/10 This is not an easy book to put in a box. Murakami wrote a kind of science fiction novel in which two main characters end up in a slightly alternate version of reality. It’s a form of slipstream fiction … Continue reading

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Clark Ashton Smith – Zothique (1970) Review

8/10 Zothique is a collection of Clark Ashton Smith short stories and is the brainchild of legendary editor Lin Carter who, in the 1970s, edited the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series which became legendary for its quality and for its dusting … Continue reading

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R.A. Lafferty – Fourth Mansions (1969) Review

8.5/10 This is a long review. It’s Lafferty. Another crazy Lafferty novel that blew my mind. He has the greatest imagination of all science fiction writers. In this novel too, the writing is energetic, hyperactive even, but always controlled and … Continue reading

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Alan Moore – Watchmen (1986-87) Review

I feel out of my depth talking about this graphic novel, because I am just not so familiar with the history of American superhero comics. I can’t be a proper spokesperson for this work, as I do not have a … Continue reading

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