If you’re reading for awards, here’s a couple of things you might consider putting on your list for 2019.Read More Maybe Not a Nebula (Yet,) but Consider Me (and Others) for an Aurora?
Killing Titan by Greg Bear My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is the sequel to War Dogs. Like the The Forge of God series by Bear, the second book has a very different focus and tone from the first book in the series, and I think that might be a bit off-putting to […]Read More Book Review: Killing Titan by Greg Bear
Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Space Opera 2019 Challenge. Wow, what a stunning book! I was thoroughly enamoured of the prequel to this, The Forge of God. I thought it was a brilliantly written apocalyptic epic, full of twists and turns and intrigue and enough […]Read More Book Review: Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear
The Forge of God by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse 2019 Reading Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: Unknown aliens using a combination of self-replicating nuclear explosions to shatter the Earth’s crust at the tectonic faults, while superdense compressed matter and anti-matter come together at the Earth’s core […]Read More Book Review: The Forge of God by Greg Bear
VALIS by Philip K. Dick My rating: 2 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. I gotta tell ya, I’ve read enough PKD on the SF Masterworks imprint list by now (holy sh*t, FOURTEEN PKD books on this list and NOT ONE Lois McMaster Bujold?! Are you people out of your […]Read More Book Review: VALIS by Philip K. Dick
Jem by Frederik Pohl My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was absorbing, interesting, and kept me picking it up to see what would happen next. It was also joyless, cynical, and depressing in a way that makes A Song of Ice and Fire seem hopeful […]Read More Book Review: Jem: The Making of a Utopia by Frederik Pohl
Happy Friday! Here’s the sixth book trailer for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire! It’s the last one you’ll see before the special February pre-order price at Amazon ends. On March 1, we go up to full price. So get it here now! This time we’re focusing on sci-fi westerns: “Red Tide Rising” by Sara Codair, “Orcus Express, […]Read More Book Trailer Drop: Gunsmoke & Dragonfire Book Trailer #6!
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club and the SF Masterworks Reading List. This classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells has not seemed to have aged well. Of course we have been to the moon, and found no […]Read More Book Review: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
By Andrew Liptak Here’s a perfect story for Halloween: Shambleau. Written by one of my favorite science fiction authors, C.L. Moore, you can now listen to the story as read by the author in a recently discovered recording. Shambleau was Moore’s first short story, written on her breaks while she worked at a bank. The editors […]Read More Shambleau by C.L. Moore, Read by the Author
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge, the Big Fun in a Little Package Novella Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. Winner of the 2016 Hugo and Nebula awards, nominee for the BSFA, BFA and Locus awards. I always […]Read More Book Review: Binti by Nnedt Okorafor