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  • Review: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

    After the ride that was Ninefox Gambit, a reader could be asked how to top that. It’s a question of sequels, and one that often has a disappointing answer. In Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee shows that they can work. Taking place shortly after the events of the previous volume – one I suggest people… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Review: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

    One of the tropes of modern science fiction is the large interplantary empire. From Asimov’s Foundation, to Lucas’s Star Wars, the Empire and its machinations is one of the cogs that have helped keep the genre going. It is also one of the reasons why the large Empire falling has become a bit of a… [Continue Reading]

    Review: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  • Review: Provenance by Ann Leckie

    When your first book wins three major awards in the genre, you tend to set yourself a very high bar. Anne Leckie follows her Ancillary Trilogy with Provenance, a new novel that takes place in the same universe as her previous work. This time, the story is more of children wanting parental acknowledgment, and what… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Provenance by Ann Leckie
  • Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

    In the near future, the ice caps are going to melt, sea levels will rise, and disaster will hit the planet. Unlike other apocalypses in fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson seems to suggest that we’ll do alright after all this. New York 2140 looks at the city of New York after the disaster. The world has… [Continue Reading]

    Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

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