Tag Archives: Ken Liu

Book Review: Death’s End by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3)

“Life is not a fairytale.” This is the operative truth at the heart of this novel and Cixin Liu is willing to wield a four dimensional hammer to make sure that particular nail gets hammered home. This book is brutal. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)

The first chapter of the book was wonderful. I mean, it did absolutely nothing to prepare you for the rest of the book, it triggered some things, but its haunting historical truth and the human madness dancing across the pages … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Man’s Hand by John Joseph Adams (Editor)

Anthologies are hard to review. It’s the same as short story collections, except worse. Instead of a single author prying their mind open at different points you have an editor playing god with dozens of other minds and apparently something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

I finished the first book of this series on something of a fence. It was perfectly fine, but it rang too much as a classic Chinese/Japanese tale where the background usurped the characters in the novel. This was largely because … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

This is a book about war. There are people, too many people in fact, but only four or five of them feel like they stand through the cardboard test of character. The world is well-worn, colored and sunbaked as it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

Liu’s short stories are so good, so short that I can’t shake the feeling that he is simply giving away ideas. Each is an untold epic in its own right, waiting to be written from the sheer power of its … Continue reading

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