Tag 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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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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Review: The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It was her last chance: Amber Bierce had nothing left except her sister and two tickets on Earth’s first colony-ship. She entered her Sleeper with a five-year contract and the promise of a better life, but awakened … Continue reading

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Review: The Old Axolotl: Hardware Dreams (Starość Aksolotla) by Jacek Dukaj

Synopsis: Imagine a world after a sudden cosmic catastrophe which has sterilized the Earth of all living things. Only a small number of humans have managed to copy digitalized versions of their minds onto hardware. Now those lucky (?) few … Continue reading

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Review: Chimera (The Korsak Brothers 01) by Rob Thurman

Synopsis: What makes us human? What makes us unique? And what makes us kill? Nature or nurture? Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak’s younger brother, a bright, seven-year-old kid with each eye of different colour, was kidnapped. Stefan never managed to … Continue reading

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