Content tagged with "science-fiction"

Artificial Condition
Book Review
July 17, 2022
194

“This is the second book of The Murderbot Diaries. Again, it’s a novella – only 149 pages. This picks up right after the first book. In this installment, she (1) helps a group of scientists get some…”

The Book of Strange New Things
Book Review
July 3, 2017
166

“I don’t know where to go with this one. I read it on a recommendation from a friend. It’s…religious science fiction? Is that a thing? The basic idea is that a pastor goes to another planet to try to…”

Delta-V
Reading List
Book Review
June 17, 2019
375

“Daniel Saurez writes about the future…but not too far into the future. His books are all about the world in 10-15 years, which is ‘the future,’ technically, but not so far out to be unrelatable….”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Book Review
May 16, 2021
333

“(This is the book that was the inspiration for the 1982 movie Blade Runner. The association is very loose, through. The movie and the book have little in common.) This is ‘philosophical science…”

Dune
Reading List
Book Review
May 30, 2020
236

“This is a classic of science fiction, clearly. By some accounts, it’s the greatest sci-fi novel ever written. I had been meaning to tackle it for years, but this took on increased urgency with the new…”

Ender's Game
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Book Review
October 30, 2016
28

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Book Review
April 24, 2018
92

“I’m only giving this two stars because it was interesting to see the source of a lot of pop culture references that I’ve grown up with. The book itself is awful. It’s an attempt at absurd parody that…”

The Illuminatus! Trilogy
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Book Review
September 5, 2016
489

“So, here’s the thing: I shouldn’t have read this book. More importantly, I should have stopped reading this book when it became clear that it would never make sense. But I didn’t. Back in the 80s, I…”

Interface
Reading List
Book Review
December 3, 2017
78

“An entertaining novel about a corrupted political campaign in the then-future year of 1996. A political candidate gets a microchip implanted in his head, which is used to control his actions while at…”

Manna
Reading List
Book Review
November 9, 2014
133

“The first three chapters which lay out the scenario of mass worker displacement by robots are quite interesting. After that, the book descends into bad science fiction and presents many fundamentally…”

New York 2140
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Book Review
April 16, 2017
49

“Didn’t love it. Was confused for most of it. Lots of characters and some of the summation at the end didn’t make sense. Additionally, a lot of political moralizing.”

Pandora's Star
Reading List
Book Review
August 18, 2020
106

“The definition of an epic sci-fi novel. This a long read, and prepare yourself for the second one, because the first one leaves a lot of questions unanswered. There are a ton of different story…”

Prey
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Book Review
June 6, 2017
44

“Another page-turner. More horror than science, unlike Airframe. Truly scary in places, with a nihilistic bent. Got me wondering if this is something that could actually happen.”

Ready Player One
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Book Review
September 14, 2016
305

“If you were a geek in the 80s, your book has arrived. The author is one year younger than me, and I half-suspect he was simply trying to cram as many 80s geek references into a single book as he…”

Snow Crash
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Book Review
February 2, 2017
27

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The War of the Worlds
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Book Review
December 14, 2014
211

“Simply a great read. A very fast-moving account of what a Martian invasion might look like at the turn of the 20th century (it was written in 1898). The author captures the subtle movement from…”