Tag Archives: Sci-fi

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey

If I’d planned ahead, I would’ve read a Star Wars novel to post a review of today, buuuuut most Star Wars novels are kind of terrible. But hey, space opera’s still kind of close, right? While not the merchandising juggernaut that is Star Wars, The Expanse (of which Leviathan Wakes is the first novel) is …

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Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward

There are many (many) contemporary Sci-Fi & Fantasy authors who are better writers than Brandon Sanderson, but I can’t think of any who are nearly as prolific. Factor in the fact that Sanderson’s novels tend to be ridiculously popular, it seems that there’s always something new to take a look at. I don’t begrudge the …

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Book Review: Outpost, by W. Michael Gear

Science fiction is a genre for asking questions. What if we’re not alone in the universe? What if we are? How will new technology change us? Will we even be around in a thousand years? And so on. And in the case of W. Michael Gear’s Outpost, the question is: what if James Cameron’s Avatar …

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Book Review: W.C. Bauers’ Unbreakable

I’ve been reading a lot of Fantasy lately, so I figured I’d balance things out with some Sci-Fi. I was in the mood for something different (or at least from a new author), at which point I stumbled across W.C. Bauers’ Unbreakable. Not related to the the M. Night Shamaylan flick, thankfully. Unbreakable is a …

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Book Review: Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Mercy

It’s been awhile since I’ve read something with a spaceship on the cover, and it’s been even longer since I’ve completed a Big Trilogy, which is what brings us to Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Mercy. I really enjoyed the first one, Ancillary Justice, as its own stand-alone novel, but the second, Ancillary Sword, wasn’t as tightly …

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Book Review: Black Star Renegades, by Michael Moresci

Awhile back, I vaguely remember reading “Space Opera is in again!” … somewhere. Which, well, it’s probably not going to be “out” so long as Disney keeps on cranking out Star Wars movies, but sometimes it’s still nice to read a book with a spaceship on the cover. Michael Moreci’s Black Star Renegades was one …

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Book Review: Fearless, by Jack Campbell

Fearless is the second book of Jack Campbell’s “Lost Fleet” series– I read the first one, Dauntless some years ago, back before I had this blog going. It was okay enough, even if it didn’t leave a huge impression on me. And so, when I stumbled across a bunch of Campbell books at a used …

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Book Review: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

It’s been too long since I’ve read a book with a spaceship on the cover. It’s also been too long since I’ve read something by John Scalzi. Let’s fix that! The Collapsing Empire centers on, well, a collapsing empire. See, thousands upon thousands of years in the future, humanity has spread across the galaxy in …

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Book Review: It Came From the Video Aisle!

I miss VHS. Admittedly, there’s more than a little nostalgia at play here. And I will admit the age of streaming we live in is pretty great. I mean, we (theoretically) have just about any entertainment we could want at our very fingertips. But, no matter what kind of algorithms Netflix cooks up based on …

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Book Review: 1632, by Eric Flint

I think I’ve finally gotten my head around this ‘ebook’ thing. Don’t get me wrong– whenever possible, I prefer a legit physical copy of a book. Buuuut, sometimes it’s inconvenient to carry around a fat paperback in your back pocket, especially when it’s become socially acceptable to stare at your phone when you don’t have …

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