Category Archives: sci fi

Blindsight – Peter Watts

Blindsight is the novel to read if you’re looking for a fast-paced, science-focussed/ hard (but totally accessible) sf novel. This is a great novel to give to someone who is interested in tech but poo-poos the idea of sf. They’ll love it. Continue reading

Posted in best ever books, sci fi | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

feathers – the new scooby snack

Jeff Noon, Vurt. Published 1994 Noon has created a fascinating world ruled by feathers – a heady drug that takes users into another dimension. Most of the people in this crazy new Manchester are searching for their next vurt feather … Continue reading

Posted in classic sff books, sci fi, urban fantasy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ditmar Awards for Aussie SF

The nominees include some of my faves from last year including Saturn Returns and Dark Space. Extras by Scott Westerfeld is there.His Risen Empire is one of my all time favourites. I think a visit to the bookshop is in … Continue reading

Posted in news, sci fi | 2 Comments

a quality sf novel

“In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one – maybe two – people who could clear his name. … Continue reading

Posted in classic sff books, sci fi | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Marianne de Pierres – Dark Space

This is a fabulous book by a great author – Marianne de Pierres. If you like any of the Parrish Plessis novels you will enjoy this one. It’s very different from the Parrish Plessis world, but like those novels rich … Continue reading

Posted in best ever books, sci fi, space opera | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

William Gibson – Pattern Recognition

An interesting read, but not one of my favourites. The first few chapters in particular are very tough going, however, it does get better! Hold in there. Gibson writes his heroine all messed up by jet lag, feeling like her … Continue reading

Posted in cyber punk, sci fi | Leave a comment

Gridlinked – Neal Asher

I picked up this book after reading Pmarc’s list of the top ten sci fi books of the noughties. Its well worth a try. This is another one that I couldn’t put down – I’ve had a great month of … Continue reading

Posted in best ever books, sci fi | 3 Comments

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

Posted in best ever books, sci fi, space opera | 7 Comments

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

Posted in best ever books, cyber punk, sci fi | 3 Comments

Lord of Light – Roger Zelazny

Again, like Light I found the first few chapters a challenge, but once I got a bit deeper into the story I was hooked. What’s not to like about a scenario where humans have colonised a new planet with their … Continue reading

Posted in sci fi | 6 Comments