We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When you read indie fiction, you often don’t know what you’re going to get. I exchanged books with Cheryl Lawson, a Kamloops writer, at a local comic con we both attended. I’ve made it a point to read a bit more indie fiction […]Read more "Book Review: We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson"
The Complete Roderick by John Sladek My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club (see the full list here.) I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I think, on its surface, this was intended to be a New Wave influenced anti-Isaac Asimov. Sladek wanted to challenge the […]Read more "Book Review: The Complete Roderick by John Sladek"
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]Read more "Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu"
The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars I traded books with J.I. Rogers at a comic con we both attended, and sat down to start reading The Korpes File, partially because I was intrigued by the blurb, but partially so I would have something to talk with her about the […]Read more "Book Review: The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers"
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 City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This is one of the great classics of science fiction by one of the Triumvirate (the others, of course, being Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein.) In a city in the far […]Read more "Book Review: The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke"
By Mindy Weisberger The Hubble Space Telescope recently spied new evidence of a peculiar molecule: wiggly buckyballs, which have intrigued astrophysicists since they were discovered in space nearly a decade ago. Dubbed Buckminsterfullerene, these supersize molecules are made of 60 carbon atoms linked together in pentagons and hexagons to form a hollow sphere. The shape of these structures […]Read more "Hubble Spots Giant “Buckyballs” Jiggling Like Jello in Space"