Book Review: Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson

Readers familiar with Gibson’s fiction will recognize and admire the eloquent lyricism, as well as the seemingly effortless precision, of the nonfiction pieces collected in Distrust That Particular Flavor. This career-spanning volume of essays contains ruminations on technology,…

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Book Review: Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

The book Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder is the beginning of a series that not only contains vivid and interesting characters—but the world building itself is a formidable, complex entity filled with a compelling science fiction ecology…

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Haikasoru: SF From Japan

Fans of science fiction here in North America are frequently presented with only originally English language fiction, particularly from America, Canada, and Britain.  However, there is far, far more out there than just that, obviously.  Some of it…

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Book Review: BIOS by Robert Charles Wilson

by Kyt Dotson I’ve spoken about ecological science fiction before when I wrote a review of Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, but where Red Mars is sociopolitical environmental fiction, BIOS by Robert Charles Wilson is more of…

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Book Review: Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov

by Mark Aragona The legendary Asimov is well-known for writing books by the hundreds, each brimming with ideas. More often than not, though, character takes a back seat to the hard science fiction topics, particularly in his “Foundation”…

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Book Review: Singularity Sky by Charles Stross

By Kyt Dotson The subtitle of this book tells it all: “In the far future, information demands to be free.” It evinces a sense that sentience isn’t simply an effect of material but an end-product of information and…

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Zot! and the Cozy Science Fiction Future

By Luke Forney What with the recent focus at Digital Science Fiction on far-future science fiction, and the cutting edge of science, it seemed time for a return to some of science fiction’s less “technical” roots. At least…

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Book Review: When HARLIE Was One by David Gerrold

by Kyt Dotson As a computer science and engineering major (aside from my cultural anthropology studies), I find myself constantly drawn to science fiction that explores the facts of human nature as told from the adaptation of artificial…

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