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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
3.5

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in Teixcalaan to find that her predecessor, from the same mining station (Lsel Station), has died. Although his death is put down to an accident, Mahit suspects foul play and she must uncover the truth before she becomes the next victim. At the core of A Memory Called Empire is a murder […]

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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
4

If ever there was a case to be made for not judging a book by its cover, this is it. The cover sat before me shows the face of a planet in hues of blue. The only thing it’s safe for you to deduce is that the novel is set in space. To be honest, […]

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The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. When you understand what the world is, you have two choices: Become a part of that world and perpetuate that system forever and ever, unto the next generation. Or fight it, and break it, and build something new. […]

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Space Opera

Monthly Short Story Winner: Space Opera 

“Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare and often romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space. It usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons and other sophisticated technology.” – Wikipedia Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, and George Lucas’ Star […]

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The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi

The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi 

When we talk about science fiction we divide it up. It’s too big for a single shelf, we have to break it into subgenres and swallow it in pieces. There’s hard sci-fi, which typically deals with complicated scientific concepts. I usually call this technical sci-fi, since it’s often predicated on the idea that the science […]

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
4.5

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is a very well crafted debut novel. I think the major component that sets it apart is the truly alien feel that you get from Breq’s perspective. Who is Breq? Well, that’s where the story gets interesting. Breq is not used to being an individual as we think of individuals. […]

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Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune by Frank Herbert
5

There is a special place in my heart for Dune, and I am sure there always will be one. The first time I picked up the book, I was just a child, and while most of it flew straight over my head, I was still immediately sucked into the world of Arrakis and Paul Muad’dib, […]

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