Category Archives: S.F. Masterworks

Retro Review: “Behold the Man” by Michael Moorcock

Behold the Man Michael Moorcock ★★★★★ Overlook Press, 1999, originally published in 1966, expanded in 1969. Nothing like a little blasphemy to round out Christmas week. Michael Moorcock’s Nebula award-winning novella follows a time-traveler seeking to prove the truth behind … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein

Robert Heinlein ★★★ Originally published 1957. I’ve had an intimate and often uneasy relationship with Robert Heinlein’s work for almost 40 years.My dad introduced me to his novels when I was seven or eight. We were going on a cross-country … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Connie Willis ★★★★★ Bantam/Spectra, 1992. “I wanted to come, and if I hadn’t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were.” It is a rare thing when a … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman ★★★★ St. Martin’s Press, 1974, reprinted 2009. One of my goals with this blog is to revisit the winners of the various award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books of the past. And two tools I’m using for this retrospective … Continue reading

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Review: The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

Connie Willis ★★★★ Del Rey Books, 2013. Connie Willis is a sci-fi treasure. Over the past 30 years she has accumulated a couple mantelpiece’s worth of Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards — notably for her “Time-Travelling Oxford Historian” series, The Doomsday … Continue reading

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