Tagged: science fiction

The inverted world by Christopher Priest 2

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Part of my Sci-Fi Experience 2015 as well as the Vintage Sci-Fi Not a Challenge Helward Mann was born, and grew up, in the city of Earth. Like all children he was raised in the creche, his father sometimes came to...

Strange Days dir. Kathryn Bigelow 2

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Part of my 2015 Sci-Fi Experience. Made in the mid-nineties this is a film set in the final few days of 1999. It’s a sort of a dystopian film in that society has certainly gone downhill, although it hasn’t yet reached...

Symbiont by Mira Grant 0

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Parasitology #2 Part of my Sci Fi Experience 2015 In Parasite we met Sal Mitchell, or Sally as she doesn’t like to be called. She had been in a car crash, had suffered amnesia and was trying to rebuild her memories...

Interstellar dir. Christopher Nolan 0

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Some time in the near future a blight hits earth. At first it hits the wheat and then spreads to other crops. The whole world turns its attention to farming, to making sure enough food is being produced. All other endeavour...

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi 3

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A Tangled Axon novel : #1 Part of my Diverse Universe reading. Alanna Quick is a sky-surgeon and she loves her job. Repairing spaceships, getting to know their beating hearts, is what makes her come alive. The only problem is that...

the martian by andy weir

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Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to go to Mars. Unfortunately he is stranded there. All alone. With no way to communicate with Earth. Death is almost inevitable....

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Mutants throughout the world are being hunted down and murdered by the Sentinels. And not only mutants, but anyone with the gene that might result in them producing a mutant child, or a mutant grandchild. The world is not in very...

Triptych by J M Frey

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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...

Wolves by Simon Ing

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I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it is the cover that piques your interest. If it didn’t all books would look the same surely? Cover art is an...

The Book of Apex - vol. 4

Apex blog tour – guest post by Ian Nichols

Welcome to my first part of the Apex Blog Tour, kindly organised by the Little Red Reviewer, celebrating The Book of Apex: Volume Four of Apex Magazine. I’m happy to introduce Ian Nichols who wrote the guest post below on horror...

The Android's Dream by John Scalzi

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Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, you know this isn’t your usual run of the mill science fiction story. The deaths mentioned occur at trade negotiations between...

Moxyland by Lauren Beukes

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Set in a fictional, futuristic Cape Town in South Africa Moxyland is a book that I’m somewhat conflicted about. I read Beukes’ Zoo City back in 2012 and really enjoyed it. So much so that I bought this book straight away....