Tag Archives: Space

Book Review: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

‘No one reads Arthur Clarke for his characters; you read it for his ideas.’ This is the mantra I keep hearing with a lot of the big three in sci-fi. I can get behind that provided the ideas are big … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

This is a book divided into two parts. A novelette and novella that combine to create something that one can only tenuously describe as ‘whole’. Sure the two parts share the same characters, the same setting, but the feel entirely … 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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Book Review: Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

I read Stapledon’s Star Maker several years ago and I was unimpressed. This is the equivalent of walking to up the outside of the Sistine Chapel and saying, “Okay?” Stapledon is put on something of a pedestal within the literary … Continue reading

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