Tag Archives: Speculative fiction

Inversions, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 1998)

Though I don’t feel that Inversions Iain M. Banks’ best work, it is a very good book that can be read as a variety of different subgenres. The actual word-smithing of this novel is amongst the best he has composed, and if you like Speculative Fiction, I think you will enjoy this book. Continue reading

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Revelation Space, Alistair Reynolds (Gollancz, 2000)

Revelation Space was Alistair Reynolds’ first book, and serves as the first volume of the continuing Series of the same name. It is a stand alone novel, and though in that sense, one does not feel cheated at the end as one sometimes does in the Serial form of story telling. It is, however, a remarkible opening salvo for one of the most imaginative worlds I have seen in Science Fiction, and I cannot imagine many people who like Science Fiction being able to resist the next book. (for more indepth review, see http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com) Continue reading

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