Review – Paradox Bound by Peter Clines

Rating: 6.1 (out of 10) Peter Clines’ Paradox Bound reads like an extended pitch for a tv series. The silly-but-catchy premise has a pair of time travelers zipping around American history in search of the American Dream (literally), pursued by faceless monster-men who want to stop them. Along the way they predictably encounter figures from... Continue Reading →

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Review – The Stargazer’s Embassy by Eleanor Lerman

Rating: 7.9 (out of 10) On the surface, the mythology surrounding alien abduction is no different from any other conspiracy theory: the complete lack of physical or circumstantial evidence, wild speculation in place of verifiable fact, sophisticated (but easily debunked) pseudo-scientific hypotheses, and, most importantly, a deep emotional attachment by conspiracy theorists to their “truth” – a... Continue Reading →

Review – Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

Rating: 7.9 (out of 10) For all its potential as an outlet for progressive thought, mainstream science fiction only occasionally takes up the issue of labor rights. Notable examples are few and far between: in the movies we have Lang’s Metropolis, a genuine masterpiece, and Blomkamp’s Elysium, which is genuinely not; H.G. Wells classic novel The Time... Continue Reading →

Review – The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata

Rating: 9.0 (out of 10) There’s a chapter in Linda Nagata’s The Last Good Man where one of the main characters, a military contractor, is walking through a parking lot with his teenage daughters. The scene perfectly illustrates Nagata’s vision of what a future saturated with technology has in store for us: Lincoln is hit with a... Continue Reading →

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