Book Review: The Long Tomorrow

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A covered wagon trudges through a nuclear wasteland.

Two generations after the nuclear holocaust, rumours persisted about a secret desert hideaway where scientists worked with dangerous machines and where men plotted to revive the cities. Almost a continent away, Len Coulter heard whisperings that fired his imagination. Then one day he found a strange wooden box … The fifth novel from the Queen…

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Book Review: The Relentless Moon

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A lady astronaut looks up at the moon.

The Earth is coming to the boiling point as the climate disaster of the Meteor strike becomes more and more clear, but the political situation is already overheated. Riots and sabotage plague the space program. The IAC’s goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes uninhabitable is being threatened. Elma…

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Book Review: A Symphony of Echoes

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Book cover.

Wherever the historians go, chaos is sure to follow… Dispatched to Victorian London to seek out Jack the Ripper, things go badly wrong when he finds the St Mary’s historians first. Stalked through the fog-shrouded streets of Whitechapel, Max is soon running for her life. Again. And that’s just the start. Max finds herself in…

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Book Review: Beyond the Labyrinth by Gillian Rubinstein

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Book cover with tumbling dice.

Winner of the 1989 Children’s Book of the Year Award for older readers.

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Book Review: Sapience

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Jupiter looms.

What kind of life will we find in the depths of Europa’s Oceans? What kind of life will we allow an AI with human level intelligence? The ten stories in Sapience: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories explore these questions and many more.

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Doctor Who and Red Dwarf are part of the same universe. PROOF!

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Tardis and starbug.

This is a minor obsession of mine. The crew of JMC Red Dwarf are familiar with 20th Century pop-culture – but they never mention Doctor Who. Why? In various episodes they talk about The Flintstones, Casablanca, Marilyn Monroe, Laurel & Hardy, and all sorts of TV shows. But Doctor Who is strangely absent. There can…

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Book review: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

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A woman stands in front of diagrams.

A meteor decimates the U.S. government. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated timeline in the earth’s efforts to colonize space. One of these new entrants in the space race is Elma York. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why women can’t go into space, too…

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Queer Computers In Science Fiction

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Two robots embracing.

An interesting question appeared on Twitter – where are the queer robots in Sci-Fi? Other than that SNL skit, had there been a queer sci-fi AI in television or movies? — Scifiinterfaces.com (@scifiinterfaces) June 5, 2019 Let’s first define what we mean by Queer. This usually means outside of binary gender and/or someone who is…

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Book Review: How Long ’til Black Future Month? – N. K. Jemisin

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A young black woman stares off into the distance. Her amazingly styled hair is filled with geometric shapes.

In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination.

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Book Review – Death’s End

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An explosion in space.

Death’s End (死神永生) is a science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the third novel in the trilogy titled Remembrance of Earth’s Past, following the Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem and its sequel, The Dark Forest.

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