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Philip K. Dick – Dr. Bloodmoney (1965) Review

7.5/10 Dr. Bloodmoney, Or How We Got Along After the Bomb is the full title of this novel. (Although the full title of my edition seems to be Dr Bloodmoney One of the Most Original Practitioners Writing Any Kind Of … Continue reading

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Review: The Hair-Carpet Weavers (1995) by Andreas Eschbach

8.5/10 Follow us to a little village on a faraway planet somewhere among the distant stars. In this village, the profession of hair-carpet weavers is part of an honoured tradition and an essential link in the local economy. Carpet weavers, … Continue reading

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Robert Sheckley – Untouched by Human Hands (1954) Review

8/10 Robert Sheckley was one of the giants of science fiction in the 1950s and 60s and wrote about 400 short stories and a bunch of books, but nobody remembers him now. A shame, because his work is very entertaining … Continue reading

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William Gibson – Neuromancer (1984) review

8.5/10 William Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984) is nowadays known as the novel that started or invented cyberpunk. That’s only partially true. Gibson started using the word ‘cyberspace’ in Neuromancer, but the subgenre of cyberpunk has roots that go back much farther, … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Persepolis Rising (2017) Review

7/10 Book 7 in James S. Corey’s The Expanse series. “Almost three decades had passed since (…)” are the words with which this book opens. Three decades on from the events of the previous books. From the perspective of the … Continue reading

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Review: Elder Race (2021) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

8.5/10 Let me bring out that old, chewed-out saying by Artie Clarke. Say it with me now: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Yes, and boy does Adrian Tchaikovsky play with it here. Elder Race (2021) is a … Continue reading

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Greg Egan – Axiomatic (1995) review

8.5/10 Axiomatic gathers together 18 of Greg Egan’s first short stories, from the beginning of his writing career and most of them written in the early 1990s. Six of these 18 also appeared in the recent The Best of Greg … Continue reading

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Ada Palmer – Perhaps the Stars (2021) review

9.5/10 Also in this series: Too Like the Lightning (2016) Seven Surrenders (2017) The Will to Battle (2017) After the first three books of the Terra Ignota series got published in quick succession in 2016 and 2017, fans had to … Continue reading

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R.A. Lafferty – Nine Hundred Grandmothers (1970) Review

9/10 Nine Hundred Grandmothers is the title of a short story by R.A. Lafferty and also the title of his first collection of short stories, and I will be talking about the latter. This collection, published in 1970, is Lafferty’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Best of Greg Egan (2019)

8.5/10 Since the beginning of the 1990s, Greg Egan has been quietly producing the most mind-blowing science fiction you could imagine. Not being the kind of guy who puts himself in the spotlight (he’s known for keeping himself away), and … Continue reading

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