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My Own Science Fiction Universe? To build or not to build, that is the question!

The drive to get more science in my science fiction has lead me down a related path. I started pondering the fictitious universes which become synonymous with the author. 320 more words


Review: Iain M. Banks - The Player of Games (1988)

This is one of the top books that I have read this year! Really, it’s so good, it shares the top spot for best books read by me in 2014 with… 481 more words


9 Science Fiction Novels You Must Absolutely Read, As Recommended By 6 People

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (1) by Robert A. Heinlein. With the help of an artificial superintelligence, a culturally anarchist society on the moon wages war for independence against the oppressive, statist earth nations.

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Reading update: New books and reading progress 10-05-2014

This is the first post of a new, probably irregularly occurring, feature where I tell you about new books I got and how my reading is getting along. 243 more words


Indie Author Tips & Tricks: Make sure your writing heroes inspire you rather than depress you!

I’ve just finished reading what must be the best science fiction book I’ve read in a long time; Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks. … 640 more words


Journal: Google Hangouts discussion with Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton and Alastair Reynolds

This evening I watched a Google Hangouts discussion with three science fiction authors I have now known for a long time, though only one in fact that I am highly familiar with in terms of their actual writing. 720 more words


What happened to my library books? (Also: New library books.)

A couple of months ago (yes, that long ago) I wrote a post about how weirdly my local library works. I also posted a picture of the books I borrowed. 409 more words