Category Archives: Space Exploration

Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 1986 {Macmillan Audio, Narrators: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki, and Cast})

With the impending release of Ender’s Game, I decided to review Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card’s sequel-of-sorts to his most famous tale… for a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Fire with Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen, 2013)

Fire with Fire is the first in what promises to be an exciting new series by Charles E. Gannon. A cross genre book that combines elements of Spy Thriller and Space Opera, the book comes down more on the Sci-Fi side of things, but makes for a good adventure story. Continue reading

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The Archaeologists’ Guide to Reading the Culture: A Farewell to Iain M. BanksAn Archaeologists’ Guide to Iain M. Banks

Tom mourns the passing of Iain M. Banks by listing the order he suggests reading his books… Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Today I celebrate the third Anniversary of this blog![1]  This year saw a continued increase in readership, and as with last year, I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of the most popular posts. First, however, I thought it only … Continue reading

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The Archaeologists’ Guide to The Billanobian Hegemony

T.L. Evans discusses the Billanobian Hegemeny Continue reading

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An Archaeologists’ Guide to Iain M. Banks

Having heard about one of his favorite authors’ imminent demise, Tom reviews all of Iain M. Banks works in his Archaeologists’ Guide to Iain M. Banks. For a full detail go to Continue reading

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Dune, Frank Herbert (Gollancz, 1966; [NEL, 1978] {MacMillan Audio, 2007 Narrator: Simon Vance and full cast})

With one week to go before publishing my book, I decided to review one of the most influential bits of Science Fiction that I have had the pleasure to read.
Dune by Frank Herbert is one of the most important science fiction books of the 20th Century. Frequently referred to as Science Fiction’s answer to Tolkien, the book (and subsequent series) has remarkable world building, but if you ask me, it is the story structure that really sets this book apart. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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