Tag Archives: Hard SF

John Brunner’s Novels Have Scope That Requires Focus 0 (0)

After seeing a small article on John Brunner in Tor.com, I went to my shelves and found three books by him, two of which were recommended in the article. I started with Stand on Zanzibar and discovered that I had a problem. Was it because my reading habits had changed? This was late 2022: other […]

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Pushing Ice, by Alastair Reynolds 0 (0)

I’d originally bought this book for my sister-in-law, mostly because I wanted to read something by Alastair Reynolds and I’d be able to read it after she was finished. Reynolds is a relatively new U.K. author that’s been lauded for revitalizing space opera. After my sister-in-law read it, I asked her how she liked it. […]

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Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson 0 (0)

So many authors, so little time… hence I’m not familiar with Robert Charles Wilson’s work. But when Spin won the Best Novel Hugo Award in August 2006, I resolved to read it. I bought my copy at The Tattered Cover in Denver around late September, then promptly left it on the register counter with A […]

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Variable Star, by Robert Heinlein and Spider Robinson 0 (0)

Heinlein left detailed notes and an outline for this novel, which he shelved and never finished (see http://www.variablestarbook.com/). Spider Robinson was nominated to finish Variable Star and the afterward in this book that explains his writing and creative process was interesting (for me, at least, but perhaps not so much for others). It’s been years […]

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Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge 0 (0)

I am in awe of Vernor Vinge; to me, he’s a science fiction icon. I was riveted by A Fire Upon the Deep, which is still my favorite Vernor Vinge novel. A Deepness in the Sky was compelling also, as was The Peace War, although I read that quite a while ago and I don’t […]

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