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Category Archives: Sci-Fi

I Love Paperback Sci-Fi

09-Jan-08

The other day I picked up Sun of Suns: Book One of Virga by Karl Schroeder. It’s good, really good. It’s sort of a Flash Gordon meets Victorian England/Steampunk in a no gravity bubble. This is really beside the point though. What I really wanted to talk about is my love of the Mass Market […]

Telling It Like It Is… Sci-Fi and Alastair Reynolds

11-Jul-07

In general I find there are two types of space travel in sci-fi: There is the Star Trek kind of space travel where the captain says, “Make it so.” or “Engage.” (in a deep commanding voice) and the ship takes off at warp 9 or hyper-space or something like that and it arrives a couple […]