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Ad Astra: Apocalypse Now in space

The movie Ad Astra is a strange mix.  In many ways, it’s a visually stunning film with excellent production values.  And it has first class name stars, most notably Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.  But the plot has serious … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Silver (Inverted Frontier Book 2)

I just finished reading Linda Nagata’s new book, Silver, which is the second book of her new Inverted Frontier series.  It’s a sequel to the first book, Edges, which I recommended earlier this year, and Memory, which I described and … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Memory

I’ve noted before that I think science fiction author Linda Nagata is an underrated talent.  She crafts mind bendingly imaginative tales.  I’ve recommend several of her books, all in The Nanotech Succession series, which she has recently started adding to … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Altered Carbon: Download Blues

I posted a while back on the Netflix series, Altered Carbon, based on the books by Richard K. Morgan.  The series presents a universe where everyone has a device implanted in their brainstem shortly after birth that records their personality, … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Warship

Back in January, I recommended Neal Asher’s The Soldier, the first book of a series called The Rise of the Jain.  The series takes place in Asher’s Polity universe, a future interstellar civilization run by AIs (artificial intelligence) and featuring … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Children of Ruin

Last year I recommended Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time, a novel about the far future involving a struggle between an interstellar ark of refugees from a dying Earth and an accidental civilization of uplifted spiders over the one terraformed world … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Nanotech Succession

Okay, having already recommended two of Linda Nagata’s books, Vast and Edges, I finally got around to reading the first and second book of her Nanotech Succession series.  (I haven’t read the “zeroeth” book so this recommendation doesn’t include it.) … Continue reading

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Avengers: Endgame

I saw it this weekend.  I will say that it’s an enjoyable and entertaining movie. But it’s something of a logical mess.  I’m not spoiling much by saying that time travel features in the story.  Early in the movie, there’s … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Edges (Inverted Frontier Book 1)

A few weeks ago I recommended Linda Nagata’s novel, Vast, the final book of her Nanotech Succession series.  Edges is both a sequel to that book, and the first episode in a new series, Inverted Frontier. As in Vast, this … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse Book 8)

Tiamat’s Wrath is the eighth book of The Expanse series.  This is definitely a series you want to read in order, so if you’re just starting, I’d recommend beginning with the first book, Leviathan Wakes. This is the penultimate book … Continue reading

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