Edward Lee and Horrific Science Fiction

Last time, we discussed “Thrillers with a Science Fiction Edge.”  Continuing our trip along the outskirts of the genre, today we will explore the region where science fiction overlaps with the realm of horror.  While the subgenre has…

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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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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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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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