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Peter Hamilton, Great North Road (2012)

It’s a space opera. With clonesssssss. Which starts off as a police procedural? I liked that part actually. It got me invested in the story a lot sooner than this 900-page doorstopper had any right to expect. Here’s this middle-aged … Continue reading

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Mira Grant, Feed (2010), Deadline (2011) and Blackout (2012)

“Newsflesh” is a trilogy about a pair of bloggers and a zombie apocalypse. The zombie apocalypse happened 20+ years ago, and the human race has more or less survived. By “more or less” I mean that the Indian subcontinent is … Continue reading

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Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

There is a scene in 2007’s The Jane Austen Book Club where Maria Bello’s character, having stayed up all night reading a sci-fi classic recommended by Hugh Dancy’s character, drives to Dancy’s house in the pre-dawn hours to rave about … Continue reading

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Joe Haldeman, The Forever War (1974)

I didn’t expect John Scalzi to write the preface. Mind you, I’ve never actually read anything by Scalzi, but he maintains a very active + entertaining internet presence, and generally has accurate statements to make about everything. When they brought … Continue reading

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