Category Archives: sci fi

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

The Wrong Stars is an entertaining and accessible sci fi opera/romp featuring imaginative aliens, cyborgs, pirates, and space battles. The pace is quick and the story never lags or gets lost in the technology. But we also have a female … Continue reading

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World Trigger 18 by Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger 18 is bittersweet – it’s the last of World Trigger manga for now since author Daisuke Ashihara is taking a sabbatical due to health reasons. The story nicely completes the rank wars while also giving us a great … Continue reading

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The Rule of Luck by Catherine Cerveny

There are authors who blend romance and sci fi perfectly – Linna Sinclair, for example always strikes the perfect balance. Here, with Catherine Cerveny’s Rule of Luck, we have the opposite: the science fiction is simplistic window dressing for a … Continue reading

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Astra Lost In Space Volume 1 by

Astra Lost In Space is an energetic action/cooperation tale that unfortunately hits about every shounen (boys) branch in the cliche tree: girls all with large chests and clothes that show them off, genki but stupid/sweet lead female character, go getter … Continue reading

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Tough Riders Volume 1 by Adam Glass and Patrick Olliffe

Taking its cue from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but this time with American and actual historical characters rather than literary ones. As with Moore’s work, there is the bit of fantastical that makes the story far more rollicking. But where … Continue reading

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Golgotha by Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill, Yuki Saeki

The big problem I have been experiencing with science fiction graphic novels is that they tend to ultimately be alienating (pun intended). It’s hard to get into the characters and characterization is often jettisoned at the expense of inane philosophizing. … Continue reading

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Noble Volume 1 by Brandon Thomas, Roger Robinson

From the blurb, this feels like a bog standard science fiction superhero story – a man gains superhero powers and is chased by evil entities who want to use his abilities for world domination. But there is a lot more … Continue reading

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