Tag Archives: Space opera

Recommendation: We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

One of the things that many space enthusiasts find frustrating about the space age is how slow it’s moving, at least relative to its early years.  Humans made it to the moon almost 50 years ago, but since then seem … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Roboteer Trilogy

I’m sure anyone who’s paid attention to my science fiction novel recommendations has noticed that I love space opera.  But as much as I love the genre, I’m often aware of an issue many of its stories have.  In order … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Dark Intelligence

I’ve been meaning to check out Neal Asher’s books for some time.  They keep coming up as recommendations on Amazon, Goodreads, and in various other venues, and they sound enticing, like the kind of fiction I’d enjoy.  Last week, I … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Stars Are Legion

Occasionally on this blog, when pondering the far future, I’ve pushed back on the idea that the long term fate of civilization is to be machine robotic type life, instead noting that a truly advanced civilization would instead be engineered life, that … Continue reading

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The definition of the science fiction genre

Charlie Stross has an interesting post up on the distinction between science fiction and fantasy.  He looks at a question I haven’t thought about in a while: Not too long ago, someone in the twittersphere asked, “Whatever happened to psi? … Continue reading

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Ancillary Sword

I recently read Ann Leckie’s new book ‘Ancillary Sword‘.  It’s a sequel to ‘Ancillary Justice’, which I recommended last year, and which went on to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel. That first book explored a lot of mind … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice: an excellent read

I just finished reading Ann Leckie’s new novel, Ancillary Justice, after reading about it on John Scalzi’s site.  I found it one of the most absorbing books I’ve read in a while.  If you enjoy space opera science fiction, with … Continue reading

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