Monthly Archives: April 2012

Galactic North, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz, 2006)

Galactic North is a collection of short fiction by Alastair Reynolds that chronicles the history of his Revelation Space Universe. It is a fun anthology, and a must read by anyone who likes the dark future portrayed in his series. Continue reading

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The Algebraist, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 2005)

The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. Filled with wonderful descriptions, fantastic aliens, great characterizations, and brilliant prose. Full review Continue reading

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My Guest Post at Yolanda Washington’s Writer/Poet

I can’t say how very pleased I was to be asked to guest post for Yolanda’s site. For those of you who don’t know her, she writes both Poetry and Science Fiction, both of which she does with style and thought. For a full post go to :
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Shadow of the Hegemon: Shadow Book 2, Orson Scott Card (TOR Book, 2001)

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card is the readable but not great sequel to Ender’s Shadow, which by itself is as sequel of sorts to Ender’s Game. It answers the question of what happens on Earth after Ender’s Game, but fails to capture the greatness of that novel. For a full review go to Continue reading

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