Posts Categorized: classic sci-fi

Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

Review: The Zero Stone (The Zero Stone #1) by Andre Norton

The Zero Stone is a magical book for me in some ways. I first ran into The Zero Stone (and Andre Norton) in elementary school. I was a voracious reader even then and apparently, my elementary school had a fabulous catalog. At the time I read The Zero Stone, I… Read more »

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Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

I’ve followed Scalzi’s blog for years and I quite like the man. I think this is why I find it ironic that I’ve never read any of his work – until now. In the space of two months my bookclub has read two books by Scalzi…and I’ve enjoyed both. I… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young)

The Great Loneliness is an odd story. There is a lot of unexplained activity, circumstances and science that kinda drove me batty. In The Great Loneliness, it appears that the Earth has had some catastrophe of some kind. Sadly, I don’t know what it [the catastrophe] was but it whittled… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Canth is another odd one. Canth is both the title of this story and the name of the MC’s submarine-like vessel. The MC of Canth is chasing her ship. Somehow it started without her but since it is a perpetual motion machine, it never stopped. The majority of the story… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp (Narrated by Jonathan L. Howard)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp (Narrated by Jonathan L. Howard)

Well color me surprised! I was NOT expecting an SF Sherlock Holmes mystery (make that Gearlock Holmes) so when the narrator started speaking and I heard a British male voice, I was a bit surprised. It does work quite well, however. Jonathan L. Howard really nailed the mechanical/human-ish voice for… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin (Narrated by Bahni Turpin)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin (Narrated by Bahni Turpin)

Wooooooow! Seriously. WOW. I own quite a few books written by N.K. Jemisin – and I’ve not read a single one. Why? Because I am strange that way, that’s why. I buy books and I dance around like an ant with anticipation…but once I GET the book…six in one hand,… Read more »

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Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (2/4)

Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (2/4)

I discovered The Other Half of the Sky in 2014 when the controversy regarding long time hate blogger and new author WinterFox aka RequiresHate aka Benjanun Sriduangkaew. As I was reading up on all of the drama, I noticed there were some decent looking authors being mentioned (the authors were… Read more »

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Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Wow. I’ve been putting off reading The Martian for over a year now. Why? Because every.single.time I looked at the blurb or started the book, I would be instantly reminded of Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars. Then I’d think, “Hey! It’s Don Cheadle’s part of the story in Mission… Read more »

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Review: The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick *light spoilers*

Review: The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick *light spoilers*

In the world of “The Minority Report,” Commissioner John Anderton is the one to thank for the lack of crime. He is the originator of the Precrime System, which uses “precogs”–people with the power to see into the future–to identify criminals before they can do any harm. Unfortunately for Anderton,… Read more »

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Federations Anthology Review: The Ship Who Returned by Anne McCaffrey *spoilers*

Federations Anthology Review: The Ship Who Returned by Anne McCaffrey *spoilers*

Note: This review is for the short story The Ship Who Returned only. This review will contain serious spoilers for other books in the Brain and Brawn (Brainship) series. Read at your own risk. I’m a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey’s Brain and Brawn Ship series – well, the ones… Read more »

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