Put away your wormholes and your space-time continuum. Don't listen for the sounds of laser fire in space. You won't need such things when reading Saturn Run, by John Sandford and Ctein. Don't worry, you'll still need an active imagination. Otherwise, what's science fiction for?
Nameless, by Grant Morrison is not a conventional comic book. It’s part horror, part psychological thriller, part mystery, part adventure, part a lot of things (not for kids, though). It’s confusing and weird and fascinating. I enjoyed it, but the reader needs keep an open mind. To start things off, we see that something strange... Continue Reading →
Ransom for the Stars is sub-titled “The Adventures of Bonnie Day.” And if that tells you anything, it’s that author Jim Bray is a little cheeky. Bonnie Day doesn’t even remotely have a good day. Set somewhere in the far future (I don’t know when), ex-secret agent Bonnie Day is trying to enjoy her new... Continue Reading →
Did you know that Tai Chi was invented by an alien species that secretly attach themselves to human hosts because they would otherwise die in Earth's atmosphere? And that those same aliens have been waging a secret war against each other for control of humanity's destiny? Oh, and they started the Spanish Inquisition. What, you... Continue Reading →
Science Fiction is similar to fantasy; it usually requires some kind of world-building. But where fantasy world-building is often filled with intrigue and mystery, I've found some science fiction to be overly expository, which can be dull or lead to really long books. In The Rosetta Codex, author Richard Paul Russo skews in-depth world-building in... Continue Reading →