Tag Archives: science fiction

Extracurricular Activities (The Machineries of Empire)

Shuos Jedao, the Fox in his youth. This quick tale showcases a light element into his past. It’s a very 007-Eske romp and should take you a lunch or two to complete the journey. I enjoyed it, but I feel we lost some of the universes it lives in. Lee’s first foray into this universe […]

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The Freeze-Frame Revolution

Peter Watts has written some pretty interesting tales, and this one has the hallmarks of something amazing, and by the looks of it, it’s the start. Let’s rewind. We have a working kind of generation ship that’s goal is to leave Earth and set up an interstellar highway. The crew, engineered since birth for the […]

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Hard to Be a God by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

I’ve read so much more science-fiction these past few years and it’s been a real pleasure to both jump around culturally and in time with the genre. I really need to go back to Asimov now, I think it’s time–I digress. Arkady’s Russian science-fiction from the 60’s is a culture and technology timepiece. Another Earth […]

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Review: The Quantum Magician, Derek Künsken

Thanks to Netgalley & co for an early read. I’m really proud of how science fiction has developed. We’ve gone from very loose constructs of the dreams of Asimov to talking about quantum entanglement and Planck theory in so many ways. It’s a great time to be a reader. This book was not a challenge. […]

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Review: Look to Windward (Culture, #7)

Ah yes, another Culture novel visited. From the end of the Idirian war, it’s long felt after effects and early Special Circumstance meddling (botched.) What could be better? The story sits on Masaq orbital, holding many billions of lives in its balance. Zooming in further to the life of a Chelgrian composer named Ziller. Who […]

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Review: Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)

I did not start here on my journey, I came back to it. This was neat. I’ve read a lot of Culture books and this war was referenced quite a few times throughout the series. If you are just beginning here good job. If you liked it, know that every Culture book will be different. […]

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Recommendations of Science Fiction Reading

I have a friend. Let’s call him Michael. Because that’s his name (haaaaa…ah). I asked him recently if he was a reader because I am an escapist always looking for a good book. Maybe others are too. He wasn’t actively a non-fiction reader but was open to some science fiction. Thinking about all the tomes […]

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