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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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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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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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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