3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The elements that make 2001: A Space Odyssey a classic — the pacing, dramatic tension, smartly efficient plot lines — are mostly missing from Arthur C. Clarke‘s Space Odyssey finale, 3001: The Final Odyssey. What it retains is Clarke’s obvious exuberance for biological, technological and cultural evolution. […]Read More
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Posted by Kat Hooper | Oct 22, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 4
The Pnume by Jack Vance The Pnume is the final book in Jack Vance’s PLANET OF ADVENTURE quartet. These four short novels, which were published between 1968 and 1970, combine to tell the story of Adam Reith’s adventures on the planet Tschai after his spaceship crash-landed there. Adam has been trying to gather resources so […]Read More
Posted by Kat Hooper | Oct 16, 2011 | SFF Reviews | 4
Swords Against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber The time has come for sorcery and swords. After a somewhat disappointing third volume in the Lankhmar series, Fritz Leiber is back to form in Swords Against Wizardry. This book contains four stories about Fafhrd the big red-headed barbarian, and The Gray Mouser, the small wily magician-thief. Three of […]Read More
Posted by Rebecca Fisher | Feb 16, 2008 | SFF Reviews | 8
Tehanu by Ursula Le Guin Hmmm. Where to begin. First, a confession: despite my high marks for this and other installments of the Earthsea series, I never really warmed up to Ursula Le Guin’s masterworks. It’s like appreciating a painting by Picasso: I know that it’s a magnificent piece of art, but that doesn’t mean […]Read More
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