Category Archives: Ultratech

The Art of a Book Cover Part 2 – The Winner for Strings on a Shadow Puppet

The Art of a Book Cover – The cover for “Strings on a Shadow Puppet is revealed! Continue reading

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The Forever War, Joe Haldeman (St. Martin’s Press, 1974)

The Forever War is the classic future soldier’s story by Joe Haldeman and serves as one of the two pillars upon which Military Science Fiction stands. Inspired by Haldeman’s experiences in the Vietnam War, it not only tells the harrowing tale of men and women at war, it also tells one of the best tales of the difficulty of returning from war that can be found regardless of genre. This is truly a marvelous book that should really be read by anyone. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com
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Ringworld Engineers, Larry Niven (Del Rey, 1980)

(Science Fiction, Classic Science Fiction, Exploration Science Fiction) Grade: Δˡ — (Delta Prime) A good read, but only if you like the genre (or subgenre). In brief: Ringworld Engineers is Larry Niven‘s follow up novel to his award winning concept … Continue reading

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Ringworld, Larry Niven (Del Rey, 1970)

Ringworld, by Larry Niven is a classic of the Science Fiction genre, but comes off as a bit dated to the modern reader, particularly in its portrayal of women. It is a fascinating idea set in an interesting world and as such is a must read to any Science Fiction aficionado, but is unlikely to appeal to fans of other genres. Continue reading

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