Tag Archives: Short story

The Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey (Broad Reach Publishing, 2012)

The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey is one of the great examples of self-publishing done right. Starting with single short story (Wool) that was complete in itself, Howey built a dark and gripping series of stand alone short stories that meld beautifully into a great novel. Buy it now, or go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com for a full review! Continue reading

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Foundation, Isaac Asimov (Avon, 1966)

Foundation by Isaac Asimov is one of the great classics of the Science Fiction genre. Set in the far future, it is a collection of interlinked stories that depicts the creation and growth of a new society based on fundamentals of a futuristic social science. It is a must read for all science fiction fans, and is probably interesting for anyone who doesn’t dislike Sci Fi. Continue reading

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Blue Remembered Earth: Poseidon’s Children Book 1, Alistair Reynolds (Penguin Group/Gollancz 2012)

Blue Remembered Earth: Poseidon’s Children Book 1 is the newest novel by Alistair Reynolds. It’s exciting, intriguing, imaginative and as with most of Reynolds’ works, scientifically plausible. Though part of a series, it stands alone on it’s own. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Science Fiction. Continue reading

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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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Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz, 2003)

Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days is a collection of two novellas by Alastair Reynolds set in his Revalation Space universe. Each story stands alone, though both are subtly linked to create an enjoyable book and a good addition to the series. Continue reading

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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos 1), Dan Simmons (Bantam Books, 1989)

Dan Simmon’s Masterpiece, Hyperion is the first volume of a series and consists of interrelated short stories told in a Canterbury Tales fashion and inspired by Keats, Longfellow and a variety classical authors. It ends abruptly, serving as little more than the setup for the next volume, but is well written, thoughtful and very enjoyable. (for a more in depth review go to: http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com). Continue reading

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The Draco Tavern, Larry Niven (Tor, 2006 {Blackstone Audio, Narrator: Tom Weiner})

The Draco Tavern, by Larry Niven, is a themed anthology of short stories and vignettes set in or about an inn on the edge of an alien space port built in remote Siberia. The linked but stand alone nature of the stories makes this a great vacation read for Science Fiction Fans. (For more go to: http://www.sophyanempire.com) Continue reading

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