Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 @ Infinispace.net

Today we lost Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83.
 
Nimoy was best know for playing the enigmatic Spock on the in the legendary Star Trek franchise.  Most recently he reprised his roll for Star Trek Into Darkness.  But many fans don’t realize that he was involved in almost all forms of e…

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Review: The Red Wing @ Infinispace.net

I’m not really sure how to approach this review, as I want to provide some form of justification for giving this book such a low score.  As a long time reader of books I approach them expecting a certain level of storytelling.  As a sometimes reader of graphic novels (a.k.a. &…

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Review: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks @ Infinispace.net

IV. DEATH BY WATER
Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell
And the profit and loss.
                                A current under sea
Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell
He passed the stages of his age and youth
Entering the …

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2014 Nebula Award Nominees @ Infinispace.net

 
Novel
The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu ( ), translated by Ken Liu (Tor)
Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace)
Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals;…

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How to Make Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 a Success @ Infinispace.net

Neill Blomkamp, the director who has given us District 9, Elysium, and the upcoming Chappie, has been busy in his spare time.  He’s a fan of the Alien franchise and he’s been working with artists in his “spare” time to create concepts for a new Alien movie.  His original c…

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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Series @ Infinispace.net

With Iain M. Banks’ sudden and untimely death in 2013 I took it upon myself to gather some of his works and at last begin working through his Culture (spoilers at that link) series of novels.  I’ve known of Banks for many years, but I’ve just not picked up any of his books . . ….

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Review: Darkest Dungeon @ Infinispace.net

Darkest Dungeon is one of those rare independent game development success stories.  Development started as a team of two working on it in their spare time.  For two years they toiled away until getting some additional funds via a Kickstarter.  The payoff is that now backers and Steam users can pl…

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Review: Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds @ Infinispace.net

Before delving in to the Revelation Space universe I first suggest perusing the chronology and consider reading the books in order.
 
This is Part 7 in my series of reviews focusing on the Revelation Space future history books by Alastair Reynolds.
 
Absolution Gap by Alastair Reyno…

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Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman @ Infinispace.net

The Forever War is an entertaining novel with an interesting mix of science fiction, war and social issues.  In this classic science fiction novel, which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, Joe Haldeman sets a good pace in an accessible language that isn’t overly complex or …

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