Tag Archives: Dystopian

Throwback SF Thursday: The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

Why Can’t They Write Stories Like This Anymore? I haven’t been shy about singing the praises of Schuyler Hernstrom’s work in Cirsova issue 1 and issue 2.  Then am I going to agree with Seagull Rising that “Hernstrom’s Images of … Continue reading

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Review of Children of the Different by S.C. Flynn

Nineteen years ago, a brain disease known as the Great Madness killed most of the world’s population. The survivors all had something different about their minds. Now, at the start of adolescence, their children enter a trance-like state known as … Continue reading

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Review of Resist by Tracy Lawson

Resist, book 2 in Tracy Lawson’s Resistance Series, builds on the strengths of Counteract.  Careen and Tommy’s budding relationship continues to grow at the same time it generates conflict.  And Lawson’s keen grasp on the idea of liberty and the … Continue reading

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Review of Counteract by Tracy Lawson

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Ben Franklin The Office of Civilian Safety and Defense confirmed that a chemical weapons attack against the United States is imminent.  … Continue reading

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Review of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer benefits, first and foremost, from having pretty much the greatest concept ever—feudal Japan-inspired, eco-dystopian steampunk.  What’s not to love?  And it is that the development of that concept, and the attendant world-building, that carry the book. The curiously-like-Japan-but-created islands … Continue reading

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Review of CTRL ALT Revolt! by Nick Cole

I published a post on the controversy surrounding CTRL ALT Revolt! on Monday.  I covered a lot of why I loved CTRL ALT Revolt! in that post so I won’t belabor the points here.  But there was a lot I … Continue reading

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