Archiv der Kategorie: Novel

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 … Weiterlesen

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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 … Weiterlesen

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Central Station • 2015 • Posthumanity SF novel by Lavie Tidhar

★★★★ Central Station is a commercial space hub far several hundreds years in the future set between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. It is a rich atmospheric universe of its own, filled with an astonishing motley crew of characters from two families: There … Weiterlesen

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The Door into Summer • 1956 • SF novel by Robert A. Heinlein

★★ The story – silly technician looses his garage corporation predictably to greedy woman and former business partner – wasn’t very good with all that implausible back and forth through time and hibernated sleep. RAH rode that SF trope but … Weiterlesen

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The Grace of Kings • 2015 • Epic Fantasy novel by Ken Liu

★★ Set in the archipelago fantasy world called Dara, in a situation similar to the Chinese epoch 200 B.C. after the fall of the Chin dynasty and the rise of the Han dynasty, we follow the struggle for control of … Weiterlesen

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Dreamsnake • 2015 • SF novel by Vonda N. McIntyre

★★★★ Synopsis This very short novel reads like a fantasy story like Tehanu for the first 50 pages before it becomes clear that it is a post-nuclear SF setting. It follows a young, female healer called „Snake“ within her probationary … Weiterlesen

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Aurora • 2015 • SF novel by Kim Stanley Robinson

★★★★★ Synopsis This is a love story. A love story of the sentient multigeneration Ship to its crew. Of course, it is also a Hard SF novel about environment, politics, economy, astronomy, computer science and other factors in the typical … Weiterlesen

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Children of Time • 2015 • SF novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky

★★★★★ Synopsis Earth was dying long ago in war and pollution. A scientific mission terraformed a couple of planets, one of them with the target to uprise monkeys in a closed environment using nanocytes. The experiment went wrong and right … Weiterlesen

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Hyperion • 1989 • SF novel by Dan Simmons

★★★★★ Meta: isfdb. SF Master works. SF novel of Dan Simmons published in 1989. It won the 1990 Hugo, and Locus awards. Review Hyperion went easily into my list of favourite SF novels which deserved the Hugo and Locus Awards 1990. It is a … Weiterlesen

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The Fifth Head of Cerberus • 1972 • SF novel by Gene Wolfe

★★★★★ Meta: isfdb. SF Master works #8. SF novel of Gene Wolfe published in 1972. A collection of three novellas: „The Fifth Head of Cerberus,“ „‚A Story‘ by John V. Marsch,“ and „V. R. T.“ Thematically a novel expanding the original novella published … Weiterlesen

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