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Wonder Woman (2017) compared to Man of Steel (2013).

7.5/10 This is not so much a review but more a comparison with Man of Steel and some musings about their underlying themes. It’s interesting how the story of Wonder Woman is almost an echo of Superman’s in Man of … Continue reading

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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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Life (2017) Review

6.5/10 Life opens with a rousing scene. Our astronauts on the ISS are trying to catch a damaged satellite that is carrying priceless Martian samples. Out in space, catching the wayward satellite like a game of baseball is Ryan Reynolds, … 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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Alien: Covenant (2017) Review

6/10 If watching Prometheus makes me go: “Meh, I’d rather pop in Alien again”, then watching Alien: Covenant makes me go: “Meh, I’d rather pop in Prometheus again.” On the surface, these three films are all quite similar. Their stories … 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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