Tag Archives: Space opera

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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