Review: The Fall of Hyperion

Review: The Fall of Hyperion

Book 2 in the series Synopsis In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing–nothing anywhere in the universe–will ever be the same. Review Overall this was…

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Review: Terminal Boredom

Review: Terminal Boredom

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon. In a future where men are contained in ghettoized isolation, women enjoy the fruits of a queer matriarchal utopia – until a boy escapes and a young woman’s perception of the world is violently interrupted. The last family in…

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Review: Machine

Review: Machine

Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn’t had a decent cup of coffee in fifteen years. Her workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she’s never seen before. She loves her life. Even without the coffee. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one…

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Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Synopsis Dragons. Art. Revolution. Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers. But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful…

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Review: Midnight Robber

Review: Midnight Robber

Synopsis It’s Carnival time, and the Carribean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance and pageantry. Masked “Midnight Robbers” waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite costume to wear at the festival–until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime. Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into…

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Review: To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Review: To Be Taught, If Fortunate

In her new novella, Sunday Times best-selling author Becky Chambers imagines a future in which, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the solar system instead transform themselves. Ariadne is one such explorer. As an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel, she and her fellow crewmates sleep between worlds and wake up each time with different features.…

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Review: Red Noise

Review: Red Noise

Synopsis Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down. When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with gangs and crooked cops. Faced with…

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Review: Forward

Review: Forward

Synopsis Take a leap – For some, it’s the end of the world. For others, it’s just the beginning. With brilliant imagination, today’s most visionary writers point to the future in a collection curated by bestselling author Blake Crouch. These stories range from darkly comic to deeply chilling, but they all look forward. Review This is my review of the…

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