Monthly Archives: August 2014

Review: The Time Traveler’s Almanac edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer ★★★★★ Tor Books, 2014. This epic and exhaustive collection of time-travelling fiction is essential reading for anyone looking to cause paradoxes or fool around with flux capacitors. My complete review can be read at  the Western … Continue reading

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Review: The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick ★★★ Dover Publications, 2013. Philip K. Dick was a giant of the sci-fi community. His mind-bending novels like A Scanner Darkly and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said are rightfully hailed as classics and have influenced generations of … Continue reading

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1939 Retro Hugo Awards

WorldCon is currently underway in London, and the festivities for the venerable sci-fi convention kicked off with the announcement of the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards. Because the Hugos were not created until 1953, but WorldCon started in 1939, organizers are … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Out of the Dark by David Weber

David Weber « Tor, 2010. I couldn’t do it. I tried, Lord knows I tried. But I just could not make it through this abortion of a novel. It made me angry. Very angry. I wouldn’t have even bothered writing … Continue reading

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Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie «««« Del Rey Books, 2014. Joe Abercrombie has made his name wading in the blood, gore, sex and moral ambiguity of the grimdark movement in fantasy. So much that his nickname is “Lord Grimdark.” So what is he … Continue reading

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