Tag Archives: SF Masterworks

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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Review: The Best of R.A. Lafferty (2019)

9/10 The editors at Gollancz realised that you can’t simply publish a collection of Lafferty stories and expect it to land well. Lafferty is too strange a writer; too bizarre. Imagine the shock on the face of the poor, unsuspecting … Continue reading

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John Crowley – Engine Summer (1979) Review

9.5/10 I hardly know how to start with this review. It’s such a complex little novel, like a multifaceted crystal, and when you peer into it and turn it in your fingers, the internal structure only gets harder to make out. … Continue reading

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T.J. Bass – The Godwhale (1974) Review

T.J. Bass only ever wrote two books and this is his second and last one. Both of them are extraordinarily weird. So, Half Past Human (1971) and The Godwhale (1974) play out in a future earth where a few trillion … Continue reading

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T.J. Bass – Half Past Human (1971)

7.5/10. Imagine 3 trillion clones of Rick Moranis living underground. This novel is completely bonkers. Both its imagined future and its writing style are completely out of control. Ok. So, Half Past Human is set in the 24th century, and … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick – The Penultimate Truth (1964)

7/10 Science fiction. 191 p. (short, eh. Read it in a few days.) The Penultimate Truth is one of those older science fiction books that explored ideas when they were still new and fresh. But those same ideas have been … Continue reading

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Poul Anderson – Tau Zero (1970)

7.5/10 The space ship Leonora Christine gets irreparably damaged and now can’t stop accelerating. As the ship approaches light speed, time slows down on board and the crew witness eons and galaxies go by, all the way up to the … Continue reading

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