Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor Books, 2010)

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal is an excellent Regency Romance Novel that adds a touch of magic to its setting. The result is a wonderful read that stretches the both the romance and fantasy genres and adds a new layer of appeal to both. I highly recommend this book, but give warning to keep your genre based expectations well in hand while reading it. (for more goto http://www.sophyanempire.com) Continue reading

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The Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons (Doubleday, 1990)

The Fall of Hyperion is the mediocre second volume in Dan Simmons’ Hyperion series (serial). It concludes the cliffhanger end of Hyperion, but reduces that book to little more than intellectual games and a rather pedestrian messiah story. Continue reading

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100th Post: A Total review of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe including the book, audiobook, radio programs, TV programs and movies associated with them!!! by Douglas Adams

In celebration of my 100th post, I review a classic of Science Fiction: The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: the books, the audiobooks, the radio series, the TV series and the movie. Continue reading

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Look To Windward, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 2000)

Look to Windward is an interesting addition to Iain M. Banks’ Culture series. While it is a stand-alone novel, I doubt one would fully appreciate it unless you have already read a number of his other Culture novels, at very least Consider Phlebas. If you are a fan of Banks’ or the Culture, then this is a must read in the series, but if you’ve never read any of his Science Fiction books, do NOT start with this one. For full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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A Million Suns, Beth Revis (Razorbill, 2012 {Penguin Audio, Narrators: Tara Carrozza and Lucas Salvagno})

A Million Suns is the second in the Across the Universe series (serial) by Beth Revis. It is an enjoyable, well thought out book for anyone and will appeal to anyone who likes Science Fiction, though those who like Romance will like it more. It can be read without having opened the first in the series, but will spoil that one if you want to pick it up.

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