Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein As part of my reading routine, I like to go to the way-back machine and catch up on genre classics. Within sci-fi, a few years ago I reread Frank Herbert’s Dune, which is as heavy and awesome as I’d remembered. I discovered and loved Walter M. Miller’s wonderful Canticle for […]Read More
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Posted by Stuart Starosta | Apr 27, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 4
A Case of Conscience by James Blish Great A-side, dreadful B-side. A Case of Conscience is James Blish’s 1959 Hugo-winning SF novel, expanded from the1953 novella. Part One (the original novella) is set on planet Lithia, introducing a race of reptilians with a perfect, strife-free society and innate sense of morality. However, to the consternation […]Read More
Posted by Stuart Starosta | Apr 21, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 2
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut The Sirens of Titan is a tough book to review. And it’s not really SF at all though it adopts the trappings of the genre. The thing about Kurt Vonnegut’s books is that they are so deceptively simple. The prose is spare, humorous, ironic, and to the point. […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Apr 19, 2013 | SFF Reviews | 2
Nine Tomorrows: Tales of the Near Future by Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov may very well be the most prolific author in modern history. With over 500 books to his credit (506, to be exact… go to asimovonline.com for the full list, if you don’t believe me!), covering just about every subject in the Dewey Decimal System […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Feb 7, 2013 | SFF Reviews | 2
6xH: Six Stories by Robert A. Heinlein by Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein, certainly one of the most influential authors in science fiction history, was also one of the most celebrated. As reported in The Science Fiction Encyclopedia, Heinlein was the guest of honor at three World SF Conventions, received the first Grand Master Nebula […]Read More
Posted by Kat Hooper | Dec 17, 2011 | SFF Reviews | 19
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr It’s the Dark Ages again. A 20th century nuclear war spawned a “Flame Deluge” which destroyed human civilization’s infrastructure and technology, killed most of the people, and created genetic mutations in many of the rest. Then there was a backlash against the educated people of the […]Read More
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