Tag Archives: science fiction

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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Review: Only Human (Themis Files, #3)

I think I had a logarithmic star rating. over the course of the read: 4-3-4* Themis file #3. What a trip we have been on. In the first novel, I had some issues with the total file construct. It was novel but it wore on me over time. The second book really had a good […]

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Review: Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse, #6)

Babylon’s Ashes, the 6th book in The Expanse Series by James S.A. Corey What an amazing book. Maybe absence from the series makes the heart grow fonder. Maybe it’s a timeliness of reading it with our nation the way it seemingly is. Maybe it’s just a good damn book. Any of the ways, I enjoyed […]

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Review: Surface Detail

Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book made me grin. Maybe it’s the warmonger-spacep0rn-battle-boy in me. When you have a warship, Abominator class, named “Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints,” gets involved, and giddy, as the book culminates due to seeing action. I just smiled and smiled. Getting […]

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Review: Excession

Excession by Iain M. Banks My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book tickled my fancy. What a strange universe. War footed aliens, an AI mind conspiracy, a love story gone weird, entanglements aplenty, and oh–an event of such proportion that freaks out a multi-thousand year old Culture. Yea. That’ll do. While I find Banks […]

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