Category Archives: Novel

Starship Troopers • 1959 • Military SF novel by Robert A. Heinlein

I‘ve read this in 2013 and reviewed it at Goodreads. I thought it a good idea to copy it to this blog. In this coming-of-age novel, Robert A. Heinlein (RAH) describes the military education of young Juan “Johnnie” Rico to … Continue reading

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The Snow Queen • 1980 • Science Fantasy novel by Joan D. Vinge

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in November 2013. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. Wow, now look at that cover art by Michael Whelan! This Science Fantasy novel follows the plot line of Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow … Continue reading

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The City & the City • 2009 • Fantasy novel by China Miéville

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in February 2015. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. I’ve read Perdido Street Station and Embassytown from Miéville. So far I’ve got mixed feelings about his literary ambitions, not every novel seems to suit my needs. … Continue reading

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Among Others • 2011 • Fantasy novel by Jo Walton

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in November 2013. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. “You are REALLY going to read this book?” My wife pointed at the pink dust cover.“Ahm…” I felt embarassed.“That’s a girl’s book!”Obviously, I … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice • 2013 • Space Opera novel by Anne Leckie

I’ve read and reviewed this novel in November 2013. Enjoy the unaltered text copied over from GoodReads. “Grab handgun, shoot tyran’”, that’s the novel’s essence. It isn’t that easy, of course: the tyrant as well as the protagonist is facetted … Continue reading

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Gridlinked • 2001 • Space Opera novel by Neal Asher

As you can see in the cover illustration, I‘ve read this novel in German. It’s title makes more sense to me than the original one, it translates back to „The Dragon of Samarkand“, addressing both the central planet Samarkand in … Continue reading

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Cyteen #1-3 • 1989 • Space Opera novel by C.J. Cherryh

I‘ve re-read this in 2014 and reviewed it at Goodreads. I thought it a good idea to copy it to this blog after having read her novelette Pots Who killed Ari Emory? You won’t find the final answer to this … Continue reading

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Downbelow Station • 1981 • Space Opera novel by C.J. Cherryh

I‘ve re-read this in 2014 and reviewed it at Goodreads. I thought it a good idea to copy it to this blog after having read her novelette Pots. Great world-building regarding political, social and cultural relations and history. Astonishingly, this … Continue reading

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Circe • 2018 • Mythological Fiction novel by Madeline Miller

I’m currently on vacation, enjoying the Mediterranean beach in Crete. Looking at my tbr, it was perfectly clear to me that I need to read the two Miller books, as they are located in Greece. Alas, that sweet choice: which … Continue reading

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The Remoras • 1994 • Transhuman SF novelette by Robert Reed

First sentence: Quee Lee’s apartment covered several hectares within one of the human districts, some thousand kilometers beneath the ship’s hull. It wasn’t a luxury unit by any measure. Truly wealthy people owned as much as a cubic kilometer for … Continue reading

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