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

In this review, I avoid spoilers, but since nothing really happens in this book for about 100 pages, that means some of the things I mention do happen a good percentage into the book. 387 more words

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Science Fiction Double Feature

I’ve been very happily reading a stream of wonderful science fiction lately. Hannu Rajaniemi’s Casual Angel, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Sword, and now William Gibson’s… 207 more words

I Read A Lot: Dad's Recommendations

I’m renowned¬†as a book nerd by those that know me best. I Read A Lot is a semi-regular feature on the blog in which I share with¬†you what I currently have my nose buried in.

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Review: Whit

Whit by Iain Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first non-SciFi novel by Iain Banks that I’ve read and I found it totally engaging. 174 more words


INTERVIEW: Simone Caroti

Simone Caroti is Course Director for Science Fiction and Fantasy at Full Sail University and a senior research scientist at the Astrosociology Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization devoted to bringing the humanities and the social sciences into the debate on human colonization of outer space. 4,316 more words


If You Liked... Then Try...: Ancillary Justice

Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice swept the science fiction awards this year, winning the Arthur C. Clarke, BSFA, Hugo and Nebula Awards among others, an unprecedented feat. 603 more words

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Structural engineering for fiction

There are many ways to be innovative in fiction writing, but the method which appeals to me the most is in looking at the different ways in which narratives can be structured – not simply in order to tell a story, but also in order to direct how the reader experiences that story. 886 more words