Category Archives: Science Fiction

Audiobook Review: THE ANDROID’S DREAM by John Scalzi (Narr. Wil Wheaton)

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The Android’s Dream Written by: John Scalzi Narrated by: Wil Wheaton Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:12-07-10 Publisher: Audible Studios I came into John Scalzi’s The Android’s Dream hoping to find a strong read and I was impressed beyond my expectations. Wil Wheaton adds his touch to smart scifi that has […]

Audiobook Review: ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS by Tim Lebbon (A full cast production)

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Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama Written by: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, Mac McDonald Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins Release Date: 04-26-16 Publisher: Audible Studios Book Description: As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in […]

Top Ten Reads of 2015

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#10 – Breakers by Edward W. Robertson (Review – US – Audible (Omnibus .5-3) – UK) My new favorite scifi/post-apocalyptic franchise keeps packing quality character relationships with a fresh apocalyptic adventure. The first three books are free, and the first 3.5 books are one credit on Audible. The narration is top-of-the-line produced by R.C. Bray and Podium Publishing.  #9 […]

The Time Traveler’s Almanac – “The Time Machine” (Excerpt) by H.G. Wells

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Welcome to our Thursday reviews of stories in The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer. Visit my TTTA main page for all the reviews. Nov. 26 – H.G. Wells/The Time Machine – page 154 About the author: H.G. Wells was an English writer best known for his science fiction books. “The Chronic Argonauts” […]

The Time Traveler’s Almanac – “Himself in Anachron” by Cordwainer Smith

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Welcome to our Thursday reviews of stories in The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer. Visit my TTTA main page for all the reviews. Nov. 19 – Cordwainer Smith/ Himself in Anachron – page 148 About the author: Cordwainer Smith was the pseudonym of American writer Paul M.A. Linebarger. As a child, he […]

The Time Traveler’s Almanac – “The Most Important Thing in the World” by Steve Bein

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Welcome to our Thursday reviews of stories in The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer. Visit my TTTA main page for all the reviews. Nov. 12 – Steve Bein/ The Most Important Thing in the World – 130 About the author: Steve Bein is a philosopher, photographer, professor, translator, traveler, and award-winning author […]

The Time Traveler’s Almanac – “Triceratops” by Michael Swanwick

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Welcome to our Thursday reviews of stories in The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer. Visit my TTTA main page for all the reviews. Nov. 5 – Michael Swanwick/ Triceratops – page 120 About the author: Michael Swanwick is an American writer of novels and stories who has received the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore […]

The Time Traveler’s Almanac – “The Gernsback Continuum” by William Gibson

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Welcome to our Thursday reviews of stories in The Time Traveler’s Almanac, edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer. Visit my TTTA main page for all the reviews. Oct. 22 – William Gibson/ The Gernsback Continuum – page 107 About the author: William Gibson is an American-Canadian novelist most closely associated with the science fiction subgenre cyberpunk. […]

Book Review – CONTACT by Platt and Truant (Alien Invasion, Vol 2)

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After giving Platt and Truant’s first book in the series, Invasion, a rare five star review for its ripping fast plot and engaging characters, Contact, while still good, had some areas that left me a little disappointed. As did the first book, Contact has many surprising twists, but the plot in this one was not as […]