Tag Archives: sci-fi

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

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #2)

The first third, perhaps half, of this book is weak, bordering on tedious. Broadcasting its movements like the overconfident failings of a twelve-year-old. Where The Three-Body Problem was a science fiction mystery, The Dark Forest rests firmly in the Action/Adventure … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Mockingbird by Walter Tevis

It took Walter Tevis 17 years from the published of his utterly sublime novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and the publication of his next novel Mockingbird. In that intervening time he had developed two relatively full-time jobs: professor … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(Comic)Book Review: Blame! Master Edition – Volume 1

The English title Blame! is a heinous and unabashed mistranslation of the proper title Blam! (the sound of a gun firing and a gun being the most talkative amongst all the books characters.) Why they thought that Blame! made any … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Water Knife

I like Paolo Bacigalupi. I like his dogged pursuit of environmentalist sci-fi dystopia. It’s a rare genre and one that it would be all too easy to get drenched in the Holier-Than-Thou attitude that comes with any deeply held conviction … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Neuromancer by William Gibson

I’ve tried reading this book something like four time over the last two years, but something about it always kept me from feeling comfortable about finishing it, about casting it aside and with it settling upon a judgment that I … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments