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Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 2005)

Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card, is a companion/parallel tale to his brilliant novel Ender’s Game. It effectively tells the same story as Card’s award winning YA novel, but does so from a different Point of View (POV) focusing on different elements. While this sounds like a set up for a miserable book, it actually works quite well and is well worth reading. Continue reading

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Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clark (Del Rey Books, 1953){Brilliance Audio/Audible Inc, 2008; Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer, with Introduction by Robert J. Sawyer}

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clark is an absolute classic. It was first published in 1953, but remains relatively un-dated in its presentation. Only the very beginning of the book is technologically dated, though its presentation of gender relations remains very 1950’s-ish (something Clark mostly overcame in later years). If one can ignore these aspects, it remains a remarkable book that sidesteps cliché’s in the genre before they had even become clichés. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Science Fiction or wishes to see its development through time. Continue reading

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