Category Archives: SciFi

Moon over Soho (… bring my love to me tonight …)

Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch I have been noticing that book clubs are ironically counterproductive to my reading and so I’m electing to give them up – I’m currently in two, and I’ll be formally dropping out of at least … Continue reading

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Midnight Riot

Midnight Riot, by Ben Aaronovitch Well, it’s just been *forever* since I read this book. However, since finishing it, I’ve been practicing my procrastination skills to great effect and so here I am, months later, trying to turn back time … Continue reading

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Annihilate your brain

Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation is a very weird book, but it doesn’t start out that way. It starts out just everyday-weird, like a kind of scifi mystery leading you to mildly wonder what could be causing the unusual things … Continue reading

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Alternative Facts and Fake News

Little Brother, Cory Doctorow I’ve heard about Cory Doctorow, but never really knew what he did. Turns out he’s a writer! And a Canadian, and a computer geek and a proponent of free sharing of all digital media. In some … Continue reading

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War Games. With Children.

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card is not a very nice man, in the nicest way of putting it, or is a raging homophobe and racist, in the less nice but more accurate way of putting it. After having read … Continue reading

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Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies is the first book of a trilogy (later expanded to 4 books) that takes place in a dystopian (yay!) world where teenagers grow up in Ugly-town until they are 16, at which time they are moved across the river … Continue reading

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Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven After reading this book last year and loving it, I picked it for my BBCE book club selection. I decided to reread it, partly because I loved it so much and partly because I wanted it to be … Continue reading

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Foreigner, Robert J. Sawyer

Foreigner Book Three of the Quintaglio Ascension My least favourite of the trilogy, Foreigner takes on more than it can chew (no pun intended). After introducing us to the Quintaglio society through the adventures of Asfan, the Galileo of their … Continue reading

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The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last We had a very lengthy and interesting conversation about this book in my mini book club. The writing seems quite light and almost silly, especially when considering a few of Atwood’s more concentrated books, like The … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Cat Trilogy, Robert Anton Wilson

book 47/48/49 – Schrödinger’s Cat Trilogy, Robert Anton Wilson Confession: I bought this book years ago, thinking it was “In Search Of Schrodinger’s Cat” by John Gribbin, a book about quantum theory and reality that I keep lending to people … Continue reading

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