Category Archives: Science Fiction

Faller by Will McIntosh

At the start of Faller, the new SF novel by Will McIntosh, a man regains consciousness lying on a city street. He doesn’t remember his name, the name of the city, or how he got there. In fact, his mind … Continue reading

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Mini-Review: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

In The Sudden Appearance of Hope, main character Hope Arden suffers from an unusual condition: no one can remember her. She meets people, chats with them, but they invariably forget everything about her when she leaves their range of vision … Continue reading

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Rereading Cibola Burn (on Tor.com)

Today you can find me on Tor.com writing about Cibola Burn, the fourth book in the Expanse series, as part of our unofficial “Fellowship of the Expanse”: we asked four great SF/F reviewers/critics (and me, ahaha) to write an in-depth post … Continue reading

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The Trials by Linda Nagata

Novels like The Trials by Linda Nagata give me—or at least restore some of my—faith in the publishing industry. Sure, there’s the story of how the book came to be in the first place: Linda Nagata, who wrote several critically … Continue reading

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Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

So an Arab Spring hacktivist, an online troll, a wannabe Anonymous-style hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and a credit card scammer walk into a bar… Well, okay, the bar part isn’t necessarily part of Chuck Wendig’s new novel Zer0es, but wouldn’t that … Continue reading

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The Red by Linda Nagata

Note: this review was written almost two years ago, about the original, indie-published version of The Red: First Light. Since then, the novel was acquired and published by Saga Press. Please keep in mind that this review doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

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Mini-review: The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton

The Philosopher Kings is the direct sequel to Jo Walton’s excellent novel The Just City. If you haven’t read that first book yet, stop reading this now and instead check out my review. The new novel is set about twenty … Continue reading

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