Book Review: Great North Road

Book Review: Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton has a large collection of works published, including the very popular series Night’s Dawn, and the Void trilogy. In Great North Road, a member of the prominent North family is found murdered, in the same exact manner used as a previous North...
Book Review: The Circle

Book Review: The Circle

We live in an age of escalating surveillance–one in which personal privacy is increasingly rare, and more and more of our lives are shared publicly on the Internet. So perhaps it’s no surprise that The Circle, by Dave Eggers, takes things a few steps...
Book Review: The Long Earth

Book Review: The Long Earth

Legendary authors Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter team up for a new series, beginning with The Long Earth. In The Long Earth, a schematic for a seemingly simple device called a “Stepper” is posted online. Within hours children the world over are...
Book Review: Reamde

Book Review: Reamde

In Reamde, author Neil Stephenson weaves a complex and harrowing story, which spans the globe, and seemingly every walk of life. From the boardrooms of Corporate America, to computer hacker lairs, to the Middle Eastern’s hatred of the United States–and...
Book Review: Extremes

Book Review: Extremes

Extremes, book two of the Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch furthers the adventures of Miles Flint, and his former partner, Armstrong Police Detective Noelle DeRicci. In Extremes, DeRicci is sent to investigate a death on the course of the Moon...
Book Review: The Disappeared

Book Review: The Disappeared

Good science fiction mysteries are a rare commodity these days. Few have been able to successfully combine the two genres into some semblance of a decent story. Kristine Kathryn Rusch bucks this trend with The Disappeared, the first of the Retrieval Artist series of...
Book Review: Bowl of Heaven

Book Review: Bowl of Heaven

For the first time, Gregory Benford and Larry Niven team up for Bowl of Heaven. The first human expedition to another habitable planet takes them across interstellar space, where they encounter an object somewhat like a Dyson Sphere–only this one...
Book Review: 11/22/63

Book Review: 11/22/63

Highly prolific author Stephen King has long been known as a master of the horror genre, but lately he’s been branching out a bit beyond his typical foundations. With 11/22/63, he takes a swing at science fiction (sort of) and alternate history, with a tale...
Book Review: Deep State

Book Review: Deep State

In This Is Not A Game, Walter Jon Williams introduced readers to Dagmar Shaw, the head of Great Big Idea, a fictional company dedicated to producing and directing alternate-reality-games, or ARG, for short. Ms. Shaw returns in Deep State, and Walter Jon Williams spins...