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Now Completed: On the Steel Breeze

 Alastair Reynolds: On the Steel Breeze.

****

Alastair Reynolds is at his best with sequels. With the foundation set by Blue Remembered Earth he moves forward a couple hundred years and spins a fantastic page-turner within his brilliantly imagined alternate future. 74 more words

Science Fiction Series

When is Gundam Never a Tragedy?

I should become an astronaut just so I can declare the International Space Station as Side 1 and claim to be the ruler of the Principality of Zeon. 2,211 more words

Action

Attributes

The base mechanics of RPGs are dependent on character attributes. There are 5 attributes in Tangent Space: Vigor, Dexterity, Intellect, Willpower, and Agility. Each one of these attributes is associated with a modifier: Melee, Ranged, Tech, Psi, and Initiative. 33 more words

RPG

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray (Century)

WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE

When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. 619 more words

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Ninefox Gambit: The Machineries of Empire

Captain Kel Cheris is a dedicated soldier with an unusual gift for mathematics. Disgraced by her unorthodox tactics, she is teamed up with disembodied traitor General Shuos Jedao to put down a heretical rebellion or die trying. 780 more words

Books

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Twenty-Nine – A Shaky Alliance

“Dear Vishna, you are well I hope.” Nagesh greeted the old man with a tender kiss as he was aided by eunuchs into a luxurious chair in the Dranaa’s private chambers. 1,806 more words

Science Fiction

Short Story Review: "Emergence" by Gwyneth Jones

2 of 5 stars.

The emergence of sentience among artificial intelligence will no doubt alter human society and human self-perception. As a gamut of AI appears, from those with holographic capabilities to others with physical bodies, and humans prolong life and cognition by inorganic and artificially organic means, the lines between humanity and AI blur–and not without the inevitable backlash. 258 more words

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