Tag Archives: science fiction

Book Review: Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

There is something about Yahtzee Croshaw that has always appealed to me. I discovered his Zero Punctuation just before it got picked up The Escapist back in 2007. His disdain for tropish literature and general cynicism for, well, everything puts … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

It’s a weird world and I’m weird man, in a weird place, not unlike the world Atwood writes about here. The way it’s written though, it’s different, strange, lyricless when compared to her other work. There is this self-aware lack … Continue reading

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Book Review: Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

Heinlein has always struck me as the weakest of The Big Three. His writing isn’t as good, his stories often lacking in any truly big or interesting ideas. He always felt more like a holdover from the adventure magazine days … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Tower by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #7)

This book is strange. It brings the dark tower series to an end but it does so with an awareness that seems to call to King to take and try every possible narrative strangeness he can muster. It was visible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Song of Susannah by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #6)

Finally, we are back to proper pace. No longer strangling back in the rooms of the past or the empty pathways of a dusty, broken town, we are dragged back into a rhythm closer to that of The Drawing of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #5)

This book suffers in much the same way the fourth book does: it is slow. Walks when it needs to run, as if fighting against itself, fitfully roving towards a pay off like a damp-fused firework. King seems to try … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #4)

This book is a mess. The prologue is a poorer version of the third’s final chapter. The rest of the book seems clumsily contrived to force out the truth of Roland’s past. And so we are left with 100 pages … Continue reading

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