September 23, 2017

Review: Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein

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Why read old scifi? We’ve often heard this question kicked around in the darkened corners of science fiction conventions and on ye’ ole cyber webs. Hey, it’s true that we now live in an age where such red-letter sci-fi dates as 2001 and 1984 have come and gone… and even The Terminator’s Skynet was to have been long since operational by now. [Read more...]

Review: The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper

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Beware: there’s always a bigger multi-generational starship than yours out there in the universe. This month, Ruby is back in The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper out from Pyr Books, the second book in the interstellar saga known as Ruby’s Song. Fans of this space will remember our review of book one from last year, entitled The Creative Fire.

And just like in The Creative Fire, the title comes from the name of a multi-generational starship. But unlike The Creative Fire, revolution hasn’t yet come to The Diamond Deep, a station that dwarfs Ruby’s own. [Read more...]

Review: Reaper’s Legacy by Tim Lebbon

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It’s always great to see major world cities laid to waste all in the name of an apocalyptic science fiction saga.

Perhaps, the promise of an eventual Armageddon is comforting in a way, a realization that the mundane drudgery of daily life may yet come to pass. Hey, there’s no shortage of world-ending scenarios to choose from these days in sci-fi, from zombie plagues to alien invasions, zombie alien invasions… and, well, you get the idea.

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Review: The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper.

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Just last week, some amazing news in the fast-paced world of exoplanet discoveries was announced… Alpha Centauri, the nearest stellar system to ours at 4.4 light years distant, harbors a planet. Our neighbor has long been a setting for science fiction drama, from the recently reviewed novel Alpha Centauri by the same name, to the goal of the Robinson Family in Lost in Space, to the office where the Vogons had the plans for the Earth’s destruction on file in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. [Read more...]