Category Archives: science fiction

The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol.l: The Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2020 – Jonathan Strahan, Ed.

This is a great assortment of very fine authors, Ken Liu, Rebecca Roanhorse, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ted Chiang, just to name a few, but my favorite story was from an author unfamiliar to me: Charlie Jane Anders. I loved her … Continue reading

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The Book of Koli – M. R. Carey

Mythen Rood is a large village, more than two hundred souls. It is Koli’s home, a fine home with a fence all around it, as high as one man on another man’s shoulders. It seems that everything outside that fence … Continue reading

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The Hidden Girl and Other Stories – Ken Liu

There are sixteen stories, an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne, and a new novelette. I sometimes skip the preface, (mainly when I am itching to start reading a favorite author like Ken Liu) … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction – Edited by Neil Clarke

July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. To celebrate the anniversary, Neil Clarke has assembled a wonderful collection of stories written after Apollo 11. The first was written in 1976 by John Varley, and they continue in chronological … Continue reading

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The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Four – Neil Clarke (Edited by)

As usual, Neil Clark does a great job collecting the best Sci Fi of the year. There are twenty-nine offerings this time that move from the near future to galaxies far, far away. Some I loved; some I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Sky Without Stars – Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

From the publisher, “A thief. An officer. A guardian. Three strangers, one shared destiny . . . When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But … Continue reading

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Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape – Gregory Benford

Charlie’s life hasn’t been the greatest. He is a rather ordinary history professor, going through a divorce. But when he gets hit by a truck, he wakes up in his bed instead of a hospital. Things get weird when he … Continue reading

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Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton

What happens when we manipulate our DNA?  Could the science be used to better humanity or be the root of new evils?  Fusing organs to save a life? Manipulating genes for vanity? Or to create a super human intended for … Continue reading

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Terran Tomorrow – Nancy Kress

The spaceship Return carried only nine people, although it could have carried many, many more. The mission from Earth to World had not been a success, and so some of the Earthlings were going home, accompanied by five Worlders. They … Continue reading

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A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna

From the publisher: “The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata.  When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give … Continue reading

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Mirage – Somaiya Daud

From the publisher: “In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she … Continue reading

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Seafire -Natalie C. Parker

From the publisher: “After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, … Continue reading

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The Raging Ones – Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

From the publisher: “In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire … Continue reading

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Worlds 2 – Eric Flint

I have enjoyed Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire alternative history books, and just had not noticed that he writes other stuff. I have noticed now. This really long book (544 pages) contains some Ring of Fire short stories and a … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Caryn Lix

Alien probes were sent to Earth fifty years before the story opens.  Those born after exposure to the probe developed super powers.  Earth, or Omnisteller Corporation the ruling entity, can’t just let these folks wander free so they are imprisoned … Continue reading

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