Hard to believe it’s been a month since my last post. I got wrapped up doing that thing called life and while I’ve kept reading – haven’t been posting. So on to the review… Darwin’s Radio is a 1999 novel that won the Nebula and was nominated for the Hugo. It documents the spread of […]Read more "Book Review: Darwin’s Radio"
Again, another non-List book. This one at least was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award, but still – I should probably get back to making headway on the Lists. I finished this book while on vacation in Puerto Rico. I found the storytelling to be rich and engaging, my only complaint would be that […]Read more "Book Review: Revelation Space"
[Pages Read: 253] Published in 2000, Revelation Space is what is (apparently) called a “space opera novel” by Alastair Reynolds. The book chronicles primarily three points of view, all that are obviously intertwined and headed for an eventual merge. I enjoy this sort of plot structure, keeps pacing fresh and allows for jumps in space and […]Read more "Current Book: Revelation Space"
I wanted to like this book. I truly did. But somewhere around midpoint I realized that this book felt more like a Stephen King novel than a Clarke. In true King fashion, the begin was wonderfully set up – I had visions of the where the story could be headed, enticed by the obvious religious […]Read more "Book Review: Childhood’s End"
After a brief period of time falling off the face of the Earth (we’ll pretend quantum mechanics allows this) – I’m back. After reading so many sci-fi novels in a row, I decided to take a break and read some trashy fiction (looking at you Girl on the Train) and books that had always been recommended […]Read more "Book Review: Rendezvous With Rama"
After the excitement of a big move, and then the Armory show (did I mention I’m an artist?) – I finally found the time to finish The Dispossessed. As with its predecessor, The Left Hand of Darkness, this book was rife with metaphor and philosophical explorations. The notion that utopia is not a place free of flaws […]Read more "Book Review: The Dispossessed"
[Pages Read: 313] As I crossed over into the final 100 pages, I felt like we were bound to not have anything exciting happen. Yes, we had learned some very interesting facts about Sevek’s life on Annares, and how he came to be the man that he is today. Particularly we were given the sense […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Dispossessed"