Tag Archives: science fiction

Review: Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death Nnedi Okorafor I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy for most of my life. I devoured William Gibson in my teens, got deep into new wave in my twenties, and learned the classics in my thirties. I’m … Continue reading

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Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate N.K. Jemisin This is the follow up to Jemisin’s incredible, mind blowing, the Fifth Season and its good. Very good, even. Jemisin’s prose is top rate, and the story churns forward revealing more about our characters and … Continue reading

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Review: Palmer’s Seven Surrenders

Seven Surrenders Ada Palmer The second book in Ada Palmers incredible Terra Ignota series. This one picks off exactly where Too Like the Lightning ended, and moves along at a blistering clip through scores of plot revelations, and extended explorations … Continue reading

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Review: Bacigalupi’s The Wind-Up Girl

The Wind Up Girl Paolo Bacigalupi Global warming, mega corporations bent on world domination, genetically modified food, floods, plagues, mechanical sex slaves. The future in the Wind-Up Girl isn’t very uplifting, but the way Bacigalupi tells this story of a … Continue reading

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Review Stephenson’s Diamond Age

Diamond Age: or  a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer Neal Stephenson The coming of age story of a poor girl in future in which nanotechnology has revolutionized the way we live. The protagonist, Nell, is a poor girl who accidentally receives … Continue reading

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Review – Card’s Enders Game

Enders Game Orson Scott Card Super genius boy in distant future is trained to play ever more complex war games until it is eventually revealed to him that (spoiler alert) oh shit, they weren’t games after all. A book about … Continue reading

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Review: Gibson’s Neuromancer

Neuromancer William Gibson I mean, what can you say? The book that presaged the internet age, was pivotal in the creation of the cyberpunk genre, and launched a thousand straight to cable movies. If, like me, you were an awkward … Continue reading

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