Retro Review: Under the Green Star by Lin Carter @ Infinispace.net

(Header concept art from Avatar.)
You may be wondering why I used an image from the movie Avatar in the header of this review.  Keep reading . . .
On a science fiction group I regularly haunt, someone posted a picture of this book saying they were about to read it and that many of it’s …

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Review: Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars @ Infinispace.net

My reads of comic/graphic novels are few and far between.  The search for truly science fiction based works in this medium that appeal to me is limited and, to be honest, a bit exhausting. Most comic/graphic novels lean towards superheros, or urban fantasy, or manga, or romance, or teen, or all …

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Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson @ Infinispace.net

This review contains spoilers.
Full disclosure: Aurora is the first Kim Stanley Robinson book that I’ve read.  I picked it up after reading an article that opined if there were two science fiction books you read in 2015 they had to be Seveneves and Aurora.  At the time I was partially th…

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Review: Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds @ Infinispace.net

It’s no secret that I’m an Alastair Reynolds fan.  His mixture of astrophysics, space opera, and gothic noir really scratches my space opera itch, especially his Revelation Space setting.  All of his books, that I’ve read thus far, have been solid and entertaining works of sc…

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Retro Review: The Fountains of Paradise @ Infinispace.net

I’ve always been fond of the classics, both the books and the authors.  As a fan of the genre I feel obligated to be knowledgeable about what has come before, and to be honest some older science fiction, while reading a bit dated from a technology viewpoint, are often superior in …

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http://infinispace.net/2016/08/the-fountains-of-paradise-review/

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Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson @ Infinispace.net

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Note:  This review contains minor spoilers.
That last time I posted an article about Neal Stephenson it was after reading his monstrous, brilliant, and, some would say, inaccessible novel Anathem.  In that review I point out this possible inaccessibility linked to ob…

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Review: Roadside Picnic @ Infinispace.net

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I am SO behind on my book reviews at this point that I plan on posting abbreviated versions going forward just to catch up.  I finished Roadside Picnic several years ago and picking my brains for the details that I want to address is exceedingly difficult, so…

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http://infinispace.net/2016/05/roadside-picnic-review/

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Retro Review: Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard @ Infinispace.net

In 1936 Robert E. Howard tragically put a gun to his head and ended his own life upon hearing that his beloved (and terminally ill) mother would never come out of her final coma to speak to him again.  He was 30 years old.  His mother died the following day.
Howard was a struggling writer who s…

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Retro Review: Dragonlance: Dragons of Spring Dawning @ Infinispace.net

Note:  This is a guest review by Michael.
I just finished Dragonlance: Return of the Green . . . I mean Dragons of Spring Dawning.  Like I said in my last review I tore into this one hoping for a little reboot magic.  The read didn’t quite go the way I hoped but it definitely entertained.  …

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Review: Anathem by Neal Stephenson @ Infinispace.net

Anathem
In New Orth, an aut by which an incorrigible fraa or suur is ejected from the math and his or her work sequestered (hence the Fluccish word Anathema meaning intolerable statements or ideas). See Throwback.  (The Dictionary, 4th Edition, A.R. 3000)
Thus goes the definition of the word …

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