Tag Archives: science fiction

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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Review: Use of Weapons

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks My rating: 4 of 5 stars (3.5 really..) I finished this a few weeks ago and I had trouble thinking of the review. I was in a stressful place and this book has a lot of back and forth in timelines and the engine that moves it forward […]

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Review: Waking Gods

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel My rating: 4 of 5 stars What an interesting book. I mean a lot of books you can tag an archetype and forecast the conclusion. With this series, I honestly had no idea what was about to happen. A giant robot we can barely control, a woman brought back from […]

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Review: Echopraxia

Echopraxia by Peter Watts My rating: 4 of 5 stars Of roaches, bicameral, zombies, vampires–oh my. I think this book could have started being interleaved between the pages of the prior book and it would have had a nice transitional set/segue. It stands alone but it also marries. Where Blindsight captivated us in closed spaces […]

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