Tag Archives: sci-fi

“The Quantum Thief”

As I indicated in a previous post, I recently won an advance reading copy of a book from Goodreads. That book was The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajanieml. Hannu is a Finnish born author currently living in Scotland and  The Quantum Thief is his first outing with a full length novel.  As part of the [...]

When Worlds Collide

Despite my lack of commitment when it comes to the realm of graphic novels and comics, I’ve proven to be quite the avid webcomic fan, reading quite a few on a regular basis (or as regular as they post as the case may be for some.) It’s the one part of my RSS feeds that [...]

“Galactic Patrol”

Galactic Patrol is the third book in the E.E. “Doc” Smith’s classic Lensman series, however it proves to be the true starting point of the story. Triplanetary was originally serialized in Amazing Stories in 1933 and was not initially a part of the Lensman story until it was ret-conned in at a later date, First [...]

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Series

It has been a while since I’ve made a post here, after Pebble in the Sky the next book I read was Heretics of Dune and since Chapterhouse Dune was the next book in my pile, I felt that I should complete that novel thus finishing the entire Dune series and write a post on [...]

“Pebble in the Sky”

Pebble in the Sky is claimed to be the first book by famed author Isaac Asmiov.  Considering that most people associate robots with him, this novel is quite devoid of the mechanical miscreants. This book is based upon a small insignificant highly irradiated planet in a large empire spanning the galaxy. The small planet is [...]

“Death Troopers (Star Wars)”

Death Troopers is a Star Wars novel written by horror alum Joe Schreiber,  some have billed it as the first Star Wars horror book, and it introduces zombies into the Star Wars Universe, though very few are Storm Troopers despite what the book’s title might lead you to hope for.  This book was the first [...]

“Night of the Living Trekkies”

The season of Halloween is upon us, this year I opted to make an attempt to read at least one book during the season that was in line with the spirit of the season. The first such book that I chose for this year’s October reading is Night of the Living Trekkies. The main premise [...]

“The Burning Heart of Night”

The Burning Heart of Night is the second (and at this point final) novel from Ivan Cat. It was released in July 2002 and was published by DAW.  I personally had been a fan of Cat’s since his first novel The Eyes of Light and Darkness came out in 1996 and had been meaning to [...]