Category Archives: Science Fiction

Throwback SF Thursday: Where to Start with Isaac Asimov

I should really be hitting you with an honest-to-God book review today, but: because real life intrudes, because I haven’t finished the book, because I’m inspired by reading Alec Nevala-Lee’s history of John W. Campbell’s editorship of Astounding, because Vintage … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Like the Wind by Justin Knight

My pick for this week is the recently released Like the Wind by Justin Knight.  Like the Wind is Knight’s homage to anime, a homage packed action and gore.  Like the Wind is the first book in a trilogy and … Continue reading

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Review of The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Rob Kroese

“Don’t get me wrong, there are worse ways to go out than holding off a Viking horde with a railgun, but it’s not a long-term strategy.” The Dream of an Iron Dragon has such a fun premise: 23rd Century humans … Continue reading

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Bennis Brings the Blood & Thunder from Above in By Fire Above

Bennis wrote one of my favorite books last year with The Guns Above.  By Fire Above may not quite reach those same lofty heights, but it is one hell of a sequel.  As before, By Fire Above is one equal … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: David Lynch’s Dune is gorgeous and weird and epic and I love it

I already talked about rereading Dune.  But Vintage Science Fiction Month also led me to watch the 1984 David Lynch adaptation of Dune for the first time in a group watch.  Well, it was supposed to be a group watch, … Continue reading

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Gunpowder Moon is a Fine Example of the Sort of Near-ish Future Hard Science Fction I’ve Been Digging Lately

I walked into Gunpowder Moon thinking of it as a mystery, but it is really more of a thriller.  It benefits the most from the strength of the lead—Caden Dechert—and the carefully drawn vision of a plausible future on the … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Dune Reread Report

I read Dune for the first time one summer while I was in college way back when.  Bounced off of it hard.  So hard I never bothered to read the copy of Dune Messiah I picked up at the same … Continue reading

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