Tag Archives: space opera

Review: “Golden Son” by Pierce Brown

Golden Son Pierce Brown ★★★★★ Del Rey, 2015. I try not to give too many five-star reviews. I think they should be earned, and rare. So I’m feeling a little guilty giving my first review of 2015, five stars. Makes … Continue reading

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Review: “The Genome” by Sergei Lukyanenko

The Genome Sergei Lukyanenko ★★★ Open Road Media, 2014, originally published 1999. Wow – I read two Russian sci-fi novels in one year! Before I started this little venture, I read the classic Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Sturgatsky. … Continue reading

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Review: The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton

Peter F. Hamilton ★★★★ Del Rey Spectra, 2014. Revolutions are such messy things. Just look at Syria. Or Egypt. Or Libya… Or Peter F. Hamilton’s new space opera, The Abyss Beyond Dreams. The latest entry into his acclaimed “Commonwealth” universe, … Continue reading

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Review: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie ★★★★ Orbit, 2014. Last year Ann Leckie wowed critics and audiences alike with her stunning debut novel Ancillary Justice. The story followed Breq, a humanoid ancillary possessing the AI of the starship Justice of Toren, as she sought … Continue reading

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Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie ★★★★ Orbit, 2013. In a panel at Phoenix Comicon this year, paranormal military fiction author Myke Cole talked about gaining reader sympathy by emphasizing the humanity of characters – citing Watership Down as a story about rabbits who … Continue reading

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