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Cyteen

So, it’s about a teenage cyborg, right?…   Unbelievably, this is not the case.  Instead, Cyteen (by CJ Cherryh) is about a few individuals at the heart of a community of exceptional scientists (located on the eponymous planet). Foremost amongst these … Continue reading

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The Windup Girl

Every now and again, it’s my turn to suggest something for my book group (which tends to alternate between fantasy and sci-fi reads). How do I choose? Simple — I just look at Hugo and Nebula award winners (well, I … Continue reading

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City of Sorcery

This is one of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover novels. I read MZB’s Avalon books when I was in my early teens and remember enjoying them. What, I wondered, would I make of her sci-fi? A preliminary note from the author … Continue reading

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Haunter

I came across this on the year’s best round up over at Comics Alliance. It’s a  two-part comic written and illustrated by Sam Alden that’s freely available via Study Group (a site I hadn’t encountered before but which seems to … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed – a re-reading

I’ve just re-read LeGuin’s masterpiece (See my first review here).  If anything, I loved it even more this time than last.  It is a true treasure and speaks to me as few things have. A couple of things that I … Continue reading

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Great North Road

I was sure I’d read *something* by Peter F. Hamilton previously, but a quick perusal hasn’t led to much elucidation as to which book it might have been.  Regardless, I’m pretty sure it was in an epic space opera mode … Continue reading

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Endymion

I read and loved Dan Simmons’ Hyperion a while back, and between then and now read Fall of Hyperion. As I had feared, a large part of my love for Hyperion rested in its nested story structure. Fall was a … Continue reading

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