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The House of Compassionate Sharers • 1977 • SF novelette by Michael Bishop

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: In the far future, bureucrat Dorian has a nearly fatal accident and gets an artificial body. He can no longer endure the touch or presence of any human – like his influential wife. The initial drug therapy and … Continue reading

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Johnny Mnemonic • 1981 • Cyberpunk short story by William Gibson

★★★★☆ Plot twist: This post is NOT about the abysmal 1995 movie featuring Keanu Reaves, reaching a low 12% at rottentomatoes. Instead, I review the original short story from 1981. Warning: Heavy spoilers here. Please, skip the synopsis if you … Continue reading

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Jeffty is Five • 1977 • Magic Realism short story by Harlan Ellison

★★★★☆ This is another entry for Little Red Reviewer’s blog for #VintageSciFiMonth. Synopsis:  Jeffty is a boy who doesn’t get older than five years old. When he listens to radio, it continues telling new stories of his favorite Western programs, even fifteen … Continue reading

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The Way of Cross and Dragon • 1979 • Religious SF novelette by George R.R. Martin

★★★★☆ Look at Little Red Reviewer’s blog for #VintageSciFiMonth. Synopsis: Damien Har Veris is an inquisitor of the One True Interstellar Catholic Church of Earth and the Thousand Worlds. He’s called to his superior, an alien archbishop, to examine the roots of … Continue reading

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The Star • 1955 • Religious SF short story by Arthur C. Clarke

★★★☆☆ Look at Little Red Reviewer’s blog for #VintageSciFiMonth. Warning: Heavy Spoilers. Read the story’s few pages first: First sentence: “It is three thousand light-years to the Vatican.” Synopsis: A Jesuit is on board of a spaceship in the role … Continue reading

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Day Million • 1966 • Post-humanity short story by Frederik Pohl

★★★★★ Look at Little Red Reviewer’s blog for #VintageSciFiMonth. Synopsis: The very few pages of this story starts with  On this day I want to tell you about, which will be about a thousand years from now, there were a … Continue reading

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Sailing to Byzantium • 1985 • Far future SF novella by Robert Silverberg

★★★★+☆ This is the first entry of this reading project. What a great start 🙂 Synopsis: In the 50th century, only a few thousand people remain on Earth, living in five cities. The cities recreate historical sites like Alexandria, Timbuctoo, … Continue reading

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New Rose Hotel • 1984 • Cyberpunk short story by William Gibson

★★★★☆ This post reviews the short story, not the 1998 film with Christopher Walken and Willem Dafoe. Synopsis: The New Rose Hotel is a capsule hotel in Tokyo, where the narrator hides, waiting for assassins to find him while contemplating … Continue reading

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