Category Archives: Space Opera

Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen, 2010 {Blackstone Audio, Narrator: Grover Gardner)

Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold is a good, fun espionage science fiction piece that almost stands on its own despite being part of a series. For full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com or http://wp.me/pWa2h-BF for a direct link. 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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Ganwold’s Child: Book One of the Sergey Chronicles, Diann Thornley Read (TOR, 1995)

Ganwold’s Child by Diann Thornley Read is a light, fun action-adventure tale that is free from Amazon this weekend. Half-YA and half Military Science Fiction, it is a fun read for any science fiction fan. 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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Strings on a Shadow Puppet: a description of the HMS Hunter

This week’s continuing recovery has led me to post the ship description and deck layout of the HMS Hunter, as depicted in Strings on a Shadow Puppet. Continue reading

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