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Monster • 2020 • Thriller novelette by Naomi Kritzer

First sentence: No one at the Guiyang airport speaks English.  Synopsis: Cecily is a gene editing professor who searches her best friend Andrew from high school. He’s hiding in a remote province of China (“like the Oklohama of China”) where … Continue reading

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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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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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Swarm • 1982 • Transhuman SF novelette by Bruce Sterling

★★★★☆ Synopsis: In the 23rd century, Humanity has fallen in two opposing fractions: gene-editing Shapers, striving for optimised biology and genius intelligence, and the Mechanists, replacing anatomy with cybernetic parts. This story follows Shapers, who have found a competitive advantage … 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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Pots • 1985 • SF novelette by C.J. Cherryh

Synopsis: Humanoid aliens find the origin world of an interstellar world which brought hope for their culture a million years ago. Finally, they are certain that they’ve found it. But what about the mysterious creators who sent out the probe? … 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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Marrow • 2000 • BDO SF novel by Robert Reed

A sketched review from April 2020 which I didn’t post here, yet. Everything in this BigDumbObject novel is HUGE: the Jupiter-sized starship with a Mars sized planet “Marrow” as the core; the multi-billion years of age of the Great Ship; … Continue reading

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