Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I admit, I picked up this book because I heard there was a Cat / Alien Blood story in it that I had not read. Cat is one of my favourite characters, a love from my youth. I first encountered Cat […]Read more "Book Review: Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge"
Nova by Samuel R. Delany My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for The Second Best Challenge, the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was nominated for the 1969 Hugo Award. I think I really like New Wave sci-fi. This book was an excellent retelling of Moby […]Read more "Book Review: Nova by Samuel R. Delany"
By Greg Jericho In promoting his 10-year tax plan, Malcolm Turnbull suggested people want governments to undertake “long term planning”. However, a new research paper out this week from the IMF highlights how economies could be set for a major shake-up in the future and how sticking with the belief that better wages for workers […]Read more "Why the Robot Revolution Risks an Economic ‘Death Spiral’ for Australia"
The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge, the Read the Sequel Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. I have a great story to tell about this book before I can offer the review. I was putting together a panel on Speculative […]Read more "Book Review: The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro"
The Super Hugos by Isaac Asimov My rating: 5 of 5 stars This collection was an outstanding tour of some of the very best science fiction of all time. If you can lay your hands on this book, if you’re a science fiction fan, you really must read it. I have reviewed most of the […]Read more "Book Review: The Super Hugos, Presented by Isaac Asimov"
A series of posts about firearms by William R. Bartlett: A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Assault Rifles Mar 13, 2018 | My friends’ Guest Posts, Writing This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. Assault rifles have featured prominently in the horrific events in Florida, Las […]Read more "A Writer’s Guide to Firearms"
I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge and the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge. This story won the 1967 Hugo Award. I cannot tell you how brilliant, and how deeply disturbing, this post-apocalyptic horror story is. I imagine it […]Read more "Story Review: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison"