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Saturn Returns – Sean Williams

This is great – go out and get a copy now, I couldn’t put it down Orbit describes it as a “space opera balancing cosmic-level threats with a very human murder mystery”. I think its a fast paced guns-a-blazing-mystery dealing … Continue reading

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Top ten sci fi of the noughties

Check out this great post by Marc Andreessen on the top ten books of the noughties. Its a great list. Some of them I’ve read, some I was thinking of reading. In fact I went out and bought Gridlinked by … Continue reading

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Light – M. John Harrison

This book was recommended to me by some great spec fic lovers and has been widely touted as the best thing to hit spec fic in years. I hate to disagree but in my opinion Harrison hasn’t outdone Iain M … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed – Ursula Le Guin

This was fantastic, although I found some of the physics a bit hard going. I loved the style, structure and ethics of the book. I have seen a range of Ursula Le Guin’s books in stores but had never been … Continue reading

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Temeraire (Book 1) – Naomi Novik

This is a great read, what a joy after Kylie Chan! Great plotting, each chapter leaves you wanting more – this is the kind of book you’ll end up reading until 4am. The Dragons are fantastic creatures – intelligent and … Continue reading

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I am Legend

While I was waiting for crappy Kylie Chan to arrive, I delved into some other much better sci fi/fantasy and landed upon I am Legend by Richard Matheson. This is a great book, well worth a read. Since it was … Continue reading

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Iain Banks

I saw Iain Banks at The Oxford Writing Festival. He is my new hero, hilarious, self-deprecating and witty, what a legend. His latest book Garbadale is great – v funny and bittersweet. It is dedicated to lost loves. Definitely worth … Continue reading

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Scott Westerfield – The Risen Empire

I know this wasn’t on the list to read, but I picked it up at Dymocks before I left and really enjoyed it! Read it, I command you. The book has a host of things I liked: A love story … Continue reading

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