Tag Archives: SF

Brian Aldiss – Hothouse (1961) Review

The novel that couldn’t stop embarrassing itself. A billion years in the future, the Earth and Moon have stopped rotating. The dayside of the planet is covered by thick jungle. Mile-long spiders move along webs between Earth and the Moon. … Continue reading

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Theodore Sturgeon – More Than Human (1953) Review

9/10 Starting More Than Human is like a weight settling on you. Both for the flowing, dense, poetic writing that settles on you like a blanket, and for the grisly subject material that leaves a pit in your stomach. Cursed … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams – The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979-’92) Series Review

A reread of Douglas Adams’ The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series is the perfect remedy when you’re feeling down. That is, of course, if his humor appeals to you. For me, reading Adams is easy; writing a review … Continue reading

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Richard K. Morgan – Thin Air (2018) Review

7/10 With a Richard Morgan novel, you know you’re in for a ride. The funny thing is, though, that he writes the same novel every time. Thin Air is about a mercenary, genetically bred for violence and “decanted” from a … Continue reading

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Roger Zelazny – This Immortal (1966) Review

This Immortal is one of Roger Zelazny’s best known books, but some may know it under the title of “… and Call me Conrad”.  Under that name it won the Hugo award of 1966, in a tied win with Frank … Continue reading

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Ada Palmer – The Will To Battle (2017) Review

Also in this series: Too Like the Lightning (2016) Seven Surrenders (2017) How did the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand lead to the cataclysm of the First World War? Fat history books have been written to explain the lead up … Continue reading

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Alastair Reynolds – Elysium Fire (2018) Review

At this point, a newcomer to Alastair Reynolds’ novels would be totally confused on the order and chronology of the novels and which belong to what series. Elysium Fire is sold as the sequel to the novel Aurora Rising, which … Continue reading

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