Category Archives: sci-fi

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

Product info (from Goodreads): Three separate stories follow three main characters: –Edson is a self-made talent impressario one step up from the slums in a near future São Paulo, a city of astonishing riches and poverty. A chance encounter draws … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

Product info (from Goodreads): Jason Taverner woke up one morning to find himself completely unknown. The night before he had been the top-rated television star with millions of devoted watchers. The next day he was just an unidentified walking object, … Continue reading

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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 01) by James S.A. Corey

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the … Continue reading

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Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy 01) by Dan Abnett

Product info (from Goodreads): After thousands of years of expansion and conquest, the imperium of man is at its height. His dream for humanity nearly accomplished, the emperor hands over the reins of power to his warmaster, Horus, and heads … Continue reading

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Embedded by Dan Abnett

Product info (from Goodreads): HE’D DO ANYTHING TO GET A STORY. When journalist Lex Falk gets himself chipped into the brain of a combat soldier, he thinks he has the ultimate scoop – a report from the forbidden front line … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Product info (from Goodreads): Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him … Continue reading

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A duology review: The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 01 and 02) by Nora K. Jemisin

Products info (from Goodreads): The Killing Moon In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers – the keepers of this peace. Priests of … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch 01) by Ann Leckie

Synopsis: On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren– a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the … Continue reading

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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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