Given the current political climate, it’s not hard to image why the nearly 70 year old book is back on the bestseller list. It’s so popular, in fact, that Amazon was sold out for a few days. If you want a copy, they have them back in stock (though there’s a note that it may take a day or two longer than normal to ship).
While 1984 seems to be the go-to text for dystopian, authoritarian fiction, what’s your recommendation for work in this genre?
“The book combines my favorite aspects of my favorite authors into one. James Patterson-the master of the psycho killer who kidnaps girls, Patricia Cornwell-scientific thriller, and Dean Koontz-really spooky plots.”
This time I’m doing a written review of the sequel to a book that I did a video review of earlier – the second part of the Cities In Flight series, A Life For The Stars – now with actual flying cities! For those who are missing the video reviews, I’m embedding my video review at the bottom of the text review. Continue reading →
It’s time to take a look at another classic science fiction novel, that currently hasn’t been reviewed on the site – Arthur C. Clarke’s classic “Big Dumb Object” novel – Rendezvous With Rama. Continue reading →
I’ve now come to this week’s review (which was uploaded on Friday), where I give my thoughts on the two Hugo Award nominees for Best Novel that still had my interest, and the one which I’m interested in the most. Continue reading →
As I approach getting caught up, we come to my review of The Quantum Thief, one of the best SF novels of 2010 not to win any awards – and also one of the best Trans-humanist Post-Scarcity Heist Novels of all time. I also give my thoughts on the movie The Avengers. Continue reading →
This week I give my thoughts on the first part of James Blish’s classic SF series, Cities in Flight. Also, I give my thoughts on the Hugo nominees of Best Long Form and Short Form dramatic presentation. Continue reading →
Continuing with catching up with the backlog, I have my review of the So-Bad-It’s-Horrible novel Black Blade by Eric Van Lustbader, which manages to enter the realm of Genre with its psychics and its Cyborg-Brain-In-A-Jar-McGuffin. Continue reading →
A couple weeks late, I have another video review of one of the nominees of this year’s Hugo Awards (which, sadly, didn’t win). Specifically, the book The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. For those unable to watch the video at work, the rough script for the video is also being posted with it.