The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth’s Past : book 1 Translated by Ken Liu Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, […]


When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was no invasion, instead they were refugees. Their own planet had collapsed, killing the majority, only a few escaped. Earth took them in and began to integrate them into human culture. Of course there were plenty […]

The Left hand of darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

The left hand of darkness

Read for the Coursera online course, Carl’s 2012 Science Fiction Experience, the Not Just for Stormtroopers Sci-Fi challenge, & the Gender in Fantasy & Sci-Fi 2012 Genly Ai has been on Gethen for two years. He is the First Mobile, send by the Ekumen to be the first contact between them and a new world. […]

A woman of the Iron People

A woman of the Iron people

Lixia has just landed on an alien planet. Humanity have come exploring the stars, with high-minded ideals, and rules about what action should be taken depending on how advanced the peoples they meet are. Nia has grown up among the Iron People. Her mother died when she was young so she went to live with […]

Leviathan wakes

Leviathan wakes

The Expanse – book 1 In the not so distant, but still far off, future humans have left Earth. Colonised Mars, the Moon, and many asteroids. The Solar System is our home now, we are not limited to just one planet, yet we are still dependent on it. Those who live in the Asteroid Belt […]


ISBN: 0450551857

Because of that cover I think I expected more of a comedy book. Maybe not Pratchett-esque, but something with that general style. Quozl didn’t provide that. The basic plot concerns a race of rabbit-like aliens as they arrive at their new home. Their homeworld is over populated, so every now and then they send out colonisation space ships to find new planets. These ships have no contact with home, and there are no second chances, they must colonise where ever they arrive or perish. Those on board the Sequencer have finally arrived, the third planet from the sun in this system is their destination, Shiraz, as they have named it, is to be their new home. They never expected it to be inhabited. Because their Shiraz is our Earth.

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