Book Review: Broken Angels by Richard Morgan

This high science fiction novel about transhumanism takes place in a setting 30 years after the events that take place in Richard Morgan’s book Altered Carbon and follows the same anti-hero protagonist Takeshi Kovacs. Broken Angels maintains the…

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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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Game Review: Star Control 3

In the late 1990s a company named Accolade came out with a game series called Star Control. The third in the series happened to be ill received by the fan community due to its divergence from the plot…

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Book Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

By Kyt Dotson As much of science fiction is dedicated to social discourse and the anthropological study of where humanity is going, it also likes to focus on hardware—and by that I mean military hardware. We’ve seen the…

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Book Review: Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton

Science fiction storytelling comes in a variety of modes that shift from grand epics expensing across space-and-time with a technological backdrop for what is essentially a fantasy story to hard science fiction where the technology itself is inherent…

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Book Review: Halfway Human by Carolyn Ives Gilman

By Kyt Dotson By writing the book Halfway Human, Carolyn Ives Gilman added to a strange short-list of science fiction books that settled on gender identity similar to how Ursula K. Leguin’s Left Hand of Darkness addressed a…

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Book Review: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

by Kyt Dotson The title of Cory Doctorow’s young adult book Little Brother is entirely a play on the parental triggering phrase, “Big Brother is watching you.” Big Brother is not a reference to a terrible television show…

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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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