Space Opera

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “On her journey here she’d met cyborgs and foreigners and artificial intelligences and several sorts of alien — some familiar, at least from media coverage of the hajj, and some strange — but it was the extrañados that bothered her the most. It was hard to come to terms with the idea of humans […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Stories of Your Life and Others – Ted Chiang Expedition to Earth […]

Tie-in books

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

The tie-in books that I will continue to read come from the worlds of Star Trek, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica. Ones I’ve tried in the past include Star Wars, The X-Files, and Indiana Jones. Novels Best of the best B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

Shine

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{4/5} “It has always been the will of man to separate us in thought, in clothing, in language. Separate, we can be controlled. Separate, we can be killed in the quiet of the night and disappear into myth. Separate, we forget that in the end we have the power.” Shine edited by Jetse de Vries […]

One Million A. D.

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{5/5} “With the passing of every reunion it seemed impossible that the wilder fringes of humanity could become any stranger, any less recognizable. Yet they always contrived to do so; oozing into every cosmic niche like molten lava, and then carving out new niches that no one had dared dreamed of before.” One Million A. […]

Books

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I’m always reading something, and most of what I read is science fiction or fantasy. I find if I read a book that’s not science fiction or fantasy I’m often vaguely unsatisfied at the end. In the last couple of years I’ve been filling in some gaps in my reading by reading books on the […]