Category Archives: Novel

Die Krieger der Altaii • 2020 • High Fantasy Roman von Robert Jordan

★★★ Die Altaii sind ein nomadisches Kriegervolk, die sich gegen die harsche Steppe behaupten und von Überfällen auf Karawanen leben. Sie scheinen übermächtig und lachen über die kläglichen Konkurrenten und verweichlichten Städter. Doch die Verhältnisse wandeln sich: Wasserlöcher trocknen aus, … Continue reading

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Fearless • 2020 • Space Opera by Allen Stroud

★★★★ Human colonies on Moon, Mars, Ceres, and Europa need to be supported by the Fleet. Captain Shann and her crew patrol the space traffic to provide roadside assistance in case of emergencies. During the acceleration on the way to … Continue reading

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Star Trek Picard – Die letzte und einzige Hoffnung • 2020 • SF von Una McCormack

★★★+ Die Amazon Prime-Serie um den ehemaligen Star Trek Enterprise-Kapitän Jean-Luc Picard verwirrte mich anfangs. Da kam diese Vorgeschichte in Buchform wie gerufen, denn sie erzählt, wie Picard die größte Rettungsmission aller Zeiten leitete: 900 Millionen Romulaner mussten aus ihrem … Continue reading

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The Doors of Eden • 2020 • SF novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky

★★★★ Two British girls Lee and Mal write articles for Fortean Times which specializes on speculations about anomalous phenomena, Cryptozoology (think of Yetis), or conspiracy theories. Out in the Wales landscape, they encounter a mysterious bird man, and it seems … Continue reading

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Artemis • 2017 • Hard SF novel by Andy Weir

★★★★ To those who liked The Martian novel or movie and wonder if the author can do it again: Yes, he does. He delivers the same funny, sly dialogs, the same Hard SF background, the same level of reckless last … Continue reading

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The Dispatcher • 2017 • novella by John Scalzi

★★ It isn’t as easy anymore as it was previously to kill someone: All of a sudden, murdered people don’t die any more but just vanish and reappear naked at home. This phenomenon established a whole new profession: Dispatchers kill … Continue reading

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The Collapsing Empire • 2017 • Space Operetta by John Scalzi

★★+ To be perfectly clear about this extended short story: It’s a trap luring you into reading a series which doesn’t exist, yet. Are you ready for that? In television, I’d expect this pilot movie to be instantly followed by … Continue reading

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The Quiet War • 2008 • SF novel by Paul McAuley

A global catastrophy called the Overturn devastated Earth. We write the year 2210, and Earth is slowly reconstructed by fundamentally Gaia-oriented states like oligarchic Greater Brazil and the EU. Gen manipulation is necessary to get back exterminated animal races but … Continue reading

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Schwarzer Dolch: Chroniken der Seelenfänger 1 • 2016 • Fantasy von Alexey Pehov

★★★ Nur Menschen, die die Begabung als Seelenfänger in die Wiege gelegt bekommen haben, können Seelen erkennen, die nicht in die Hölle oder ins Paradies gehen, sondern in der Welt verbleiben. Seelenfänger bekommen die Ausbildung, solche Seelen mittels ihres magischen schwarzen … Continue reading

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Dream of Distant Shores • 2016 • Fantasy Collection by Patricia A. McKillip

★★★ Back in the 80s, I read McKillip’s Riddlemaster of Hed trilogy. Since then, I completely lost contact with the works of this wonderful author. So, I was drawn to this brand-new collection from Tachyon Publishing, as I wanted to … Continue reading

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