Category Archives: sci-fi

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

I read this one because of dear Melfka – thank you very much, I am obliged! Synopsis (from Goodreads): The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. … Continue reading

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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races … Continue reading

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Cosmonaut Keep (Engines of Light 01) by Ken MacLeod

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Matt Cairns is a 21st-century outlaw Programmer who takes on the shady jobs no one else will touch. Against his better judgment, he accepts an assignment to crack the Marshall Titov, a top-secret orbital station operated by … Continue reading

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Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Deploying invulnerable twenty-fifth-century soldiers called Skins, Zantiu-Braun’s corporate starships loot entire planets. But as the Skins invade bucolic Thallspring, Z-B’s strategy is about to go awry, all because of: Sgt. Lawrence Newton, a dreamer whose twenty years … Continue reading

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Idoru (Bridge 02) by William Gibson

Synopsis: Rez, a lead singer of the world-wide famous Lo/Rez pop band, is getting married. His chosen one is Rei Toei, a beautiful princess of Japanese media. The only problem – Rei is an artificial, digital being, a hologram generated … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs 01) by Richard K. Morgan

Synopsis: Twenty fifth century, Earth. A rich, influential man called Laurens Bancroft has been killed – or killed himself – in his own house. However, with his consciousness being carefully stored and updated every 48 h, he was promptly downloaded … Continue reading

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Phobos (Phobos 01) by Victor Dixen

Synopsis: Six boys and six girls aged between 17 and 20. One spaceship. One mission. They are being sent to Mars in order to colonize the red planet and go down in history as real space pioneers. Still, in order … Continue reading

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GR3T3L-1 (Good Tales for Bad Dreams 04) by V.M. Sawh

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When they are stranded on the surface of a hostile alien world, two sentient robots H4NS3L-671, the military-minded combat drone, & GR3T3L-1, the advanced surveyor prototype, find themselves with neither memory nor mission. With no resources and … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Synopsis: The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, sailed from England in 1845. Their aim was to explore the area … Continue reading

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Starfish (Rifters 01) by Peter Watts

I will never thank dear Melfka enough for recommending books for me. Thank you, my dear, I owe you. Synopsis (from Goodreads): A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of … Continue reading

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