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Frank Herbert – Children of Dune (1976) Review

Previous in this series: Dune (1965) Dune Messiah (1969) Dune, the first novel of the series and a glorious achievement on its own, made the transcendence of Paul Atreides seem like a rather straightforward affair. He had the genes, the … Continue reading

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Peter Watts – The Freeze-Frame Revolution (2018) Review

So, the setup. The space ship Eriophora (named after an orb-weaving spider) travels through the galaxy building wormholes to connect solar systems in some sort of galactic highway. This trip takes millions of years. The ship has an AI with … Continue reading

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Peter Watts – Blindsight (2006) Review

9.5/10 Time for a reread of Peter Watts’ Blindsight. Ever since I discovered this novel a few years ago and rushed through it at a feverish pace within hours, I’ve had a fascination for it. Dense, mind-boggling, cutting-edge, horrifyingly bleak, … Continue reading

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M. John Harrison – Light (2002) Review

Although M. John Harrison writes SF and Fantasy fiction, he often places himself outside of the current trends and subgenres. He often writes against the genres, instead of being part of them. When Fantasy authors were busy writing Tolkien inspired … Continue reading

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Review

The park got destroyed. Now dinosaurs roam the island. Professional hunters are paid to put the dinosaurs in cages and transport them to the mainland. Sounds familiar? Yeah, for the first hour, Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom follows Steven Spielberg’s … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Abaddon’s Gate (2013) Review

Also in this series: Leviathan Wakes (2011) Caliban’s War (2012) Things have calmed down since the events of previous books. James Holden and his crew are doing well and the solar system is still split up between Earth, Mars and … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Dune Messiah (1969) Review

Series: Dune (book 2) My rating: 8.5/10 For all of Dune’s accomplishments, it remains a very basic Campbellian Hero’s Journey, and as such it feels like Frank Herbert never had any sequel in mind when he wrote it. Young Paul … Continue reading

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