Tag Archives: science fiction

Compostela

The Deep Cut U2 approached the glowing yellow door marked with the crisper cutting icon and rolled through the puff of light into a sparsely furnished lobby. It was a typical knife joint. Thankfully no one was there. A section … Continue reading

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Anathem

Anathem by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s hard to encapsulate a book that is so large in scope and so enjoyable to read. Your intellect revolts at trying to peg it down by mere description and … Continue reading

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Cryptum

Cryptum by Greg Bear I admit I am a Halo fan but since his novel Eon I’ve been a Greg Bear follower. I was surprised but sceptical to see these two put together but I was willing to give it … Continue reading

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Wonder

WWW: Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sawyer bills his WWW trilogy as the story of an optimistic singularity event. Where an AI achieves awareness but doesn’t go bad. Of course, it’s never so simple … Continue reading

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Chimerascope

I just finished reading Douglas Smith’s second collection of short stories, called Chimerascope (Chizine Publications). These stories are primarily science fiction but there is fantasy and horror too. I enjoyed Smith’s characterization the most. These personas fly off the page … Continue reading

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Uncontained

It took Mom’s funeral to bring me home. Or what had been home 51 years ago when I’d left so young for the new frontier with Dad after the split. I’m a Lunie now. My wife, kids, were born there. … Continue reading

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The Road

This is an amazing piece of work. The main story, about a man (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), takes place well after an apocalyptic nuclear war. Ecosystems have failed where they walk, possibly globally, and the big problem … Continue reading

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