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Book Review: All Clear – Connie Willis

Having now finished both books I’m now wondering why ? Like the first, All Clear is nicely written but it all gets a bit tedious. It does have some surprises, but you’d expect that in over 1000 pages. The last … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blackout – Connie Willis

I don’t know how this book would appear to someone who has never read Connie Willis before. I recieved this for Christmas,┬áBut to someone who has read all of Willis’ solo writing, both novels and short stories, and some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Surface Detail – Iain M. Banks

Having read the entire Banks sci-fi catalogue and a smattering of his fiction, I haven’t come across a novel of his which didn’t have a deeply woven tapestry with subtle accents. His prior novel Inversions didn’t impress me much as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pushing Ice – Alastair Reynolds

2057. In the depths of the Solar system, large spacecraft routinely intercept and redirect ice asteroids and comets into Earth orbit, where their raw materials can be used to fuel Earth’s growing economy and incessant need for raw materials. When … Continue reading

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Book Review: Saturn’s Children – Charles Stross

Set in a future when humanity is extinct, intelligent robots carry on the task of spreading civilisation, having colonised the solar system and sent ships to nearby stars. These are not soulless Asimovian robots as their minds are copies of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cyberabad Days – Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald is one of science fiction’s finest working writers, and his latest short story collection Cyberabad Days, is the kind of book that showcases exactly what science fiction is for. Cyberabad Days returns to McDonald’s India of 2047, a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Geosynchron – David Louis Edelman

First let me say that I love the world and the idea behind the series. I had a great time reading the books and I would have given this a 5 for that. However I also want to give it … Continue reading

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