Tag Archives: Sci fi

ALL SYSTEMS RED: great new SF by Martha Wells

In a far future Murderbot, its chosen name, is a robot with full AI: not only intelligence but also self-awareness and emotions. Its non-biological body is covered with a human body to ease working with humans and using their tools. … Continue reading

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I want what SEVEN OF NINE had!

Recently people have started having radio ID chips surgically implanted. Stupid. You have to undergo surgery, which is dangerous even at its most innocuous. To upgrade you need more surgery. To fix problems yet more surgery. Worst, you can be … Continue reading

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2017 HUGO AWARDS FINALISTS

Mike Glyer’s FILE770 is my goto fanzine. It has just published a page containing the 2017 Hugo SF Awards finalists. It was created, seemingly, by “JJ.” Whoever s/he is has done a great job. Each work has a CLICKABLE link … Continue reading

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PERILOUS WAIF – great military SF

In a far future Alice Long is a 14-year-old orphan on jungle planet Gaia. Her nun-like Matrons would disapprove of the body-mods she has if they knew about them. An accident reveals some, plus the fact that the brain-washing they … Continue reading

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ELL DONSAII stories, a fun series by Laurance Dahner

I just finished reading a delightful series by Laurance Dahners. Thirteen books in all (so far) it tells of the adventure of Ell Donsaii, a scientist and athlete of near-superhuman abilities. Unlike much of SF, integral to it is the … Continue reading

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Great TV miniseries STRANGER THINGS

I much enjoyed Netflix’s miniseries “Stranger Things.” The 8 episodes are the length of three or four feature films so buying a month of Netflix for $ 8/10 was well worth it. The series has been described as Spielbergian. I … Continue reading

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Great new CASTAWAYS IN TIME book

Just finished a terrific addition to the old “castaways in time” books which started with Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The book by Michael Z. Williamson is a bit long on the details of how the main … Continue reading

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REAL GENIUSES: What are they Like?

Science fiction writers often write about geniuses and other very bright people.  If you’re satisfied with all the stereotypes about them, read no more. But if you’d like to know what they are REALLY like, go to this newly posted … Continue reading

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