Category Archives: sci-fi

Siberia 56 by Christopher Bec

The story of Siberia 56 owes much to 1950s cult classic movie Forbidden Planet (and indeed, is even referenced within the story). Taking modern thriller sensibilities from the likes of Alien and The Thing, Siberia 56 can feel like it … Continue reading

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Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker

Audible had a sale on this book and I certainly love a good space opera. The book had some really good parts: nice snark, amusing interactions, and some good battles. But the writing style is oddly like a romance writer’s … Continue reading

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Awake Escape From Gremon By Beneville, Hess, Lang

Awake has many of the superior storytelling aspects that I greatly enjoyed in Avatar: The Last Airbender series: interesting worldbuilding, excellent and distinct illustrations, and a charming set of characters. While it doesn’t reach the highs and lows of nuanced … Continue reading

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Code Geass: Suzaku by Ichirou Ohkouchi, Goro Taniguichi, Atsuro Yomino

Code Geass Suzaku isn’t a retelling of the story from Suzaku’s viewpoint so much as an alternate history treatment. Author Ohkouchi doesn’t stick to the facts of the anime and instead changes them a little to make Suzaku a more … Continue reading

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4001 AD by Matt Kindt

4001AD (Book 4 in the Rai series) started out well, featuring a beautifully drawn series of Japanese ink inspired art telling the backstories of our main character and his world. But then the plot kicked in to standard (but still … Continue reading

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The Battles of Bridget Lee: Invasion of Farfall by Ethan Young

The Battles of Bridget Lee ended up feeling very recycled – not much is new here as we have (at least) a very strong sci fi heroine with a tragic past in a post apocalyptic world. The entire volume is … Continue reading

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Translucid Dragonfire Station Book 1 By Zen Di Pietro

Translucid is an easy to read sci fi adventure featuring a strong female protagonist. Although yes, this character has a wife, the romance is non-existent here with the focus being on the mystery of whether our heroine was in an … Continue reading

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