Book Review: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

by Kyt Dotson It’s not often that library science and English literature make an appearance as thematic components of the science fiction novels that I read—but Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge happens to do just that. The book…

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Larry Niven’s Man-Kzin Wars

By Luke Forney A lot of times, shared universe settings are interesting ideas and fun experiments that ultimately fail miserably, simply because taking a large number of disparate authors and trying to have them all join under one…

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Book Review: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

by Mark Aragona I have mixed feelings about “The Snow Queen”. On one hand, it offers a mélange of fantastic science fiction ideas. On the other hand, the love story holds very few surprises especially if you’ve read…

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Warhammer 40,000: Graham McNeill’s Ultramarines

By Luke Forney Media tie-in fiction has long been the abused step-child of genre fiction.  Much as in the stories of Cinderella, the older step-sisters of science fiction are appealing, attractive, and upon reading are quite enjoyable.  However,…

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