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City at the End of Time
Well.... I read all the reviews on this site just before I started reading. They almost put me off before I got going. But I have to say I am glad I p...more
Mar 09, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
I wanted to read this for a long time, but had so many other P.K. Dick novels to get through, I kept putting it off. Even the title didn’t seem to mak...more
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Mar 04, 2010
Last and First Men
Written in 1930, this is a kind of future history of mankind. This is not a 'story' in the normal sense, but more of a prediction for the future devel...more
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Nov 24, 2009
The Stars, Like Dust (Galactic Empire, #1)
I seem to have given it more stars than most readers... Should I re-evaluate? Not sure.

This book just has nice memories for me, as I read a very tatty...more
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Mar 04, 2010
The Gods of Mars (Barsoom, #2)
An interesting little read full of sword fighting heroism. Obviously dated as a sci-fi, due to having been written nearly 100 years ago. Burroughs had...more
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Jan 26, 2011
Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss turned out to be a very easy and quick read. This is good SF without too many complications. Many of the ideas may not hav...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1)
I felt that this was written just to explain and fill in gaps in the Foundation world. I read all the others over ten years ago, and only recently rea...more
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Jul 15, 2009
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
This is an interesting little book, which is set in a two dimesnional universe "Flatland". The main character is a polygon, living in a world of polyg...more
Jan 2009
Jul 15, 2009
The Stars My Destination
A blast of 1950s sci-fi. A kick up the planets. A clenched fist of a book. Full speed from start to finish, with a mild slow down half way along.

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Jul 17, 2009
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
The start of my journey into Sci Fi. The start of one of the most famous sci fi series ever. The underpinning idea of the story is quite original (I t...more
Jan 1983
Jul 10, 2009
The Island of Dr. Moreau
One of those books I didn't read for years. A classic according to most sources. So I have finally read a nice new hard cover edition from the SF mast...more
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Dec 20, 2010
Beyond This Horizon
Considering it's date of publication (1948), this book asks some very interesting questions about human genetic engineering; actually going into quite...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
The City and the Stars
Just closed the book. How to review? I enjoyed the book, as it only took a few days to read; but was left feeling a little underwelmed.

Humanity a bil...more
Mar 11, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
Robot Dreams (Robot, #0.4)
Robot Dreams is a fine collection of short stories by the master. Some are long chaptered; while others, although short, are just as inspiring.
The ma...more
Aug 27, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
Eon (The Way, #1)

Not really sure how I feel after reading this. It certainly is full of some very good sci-fi ideas. Hard Sci-Fi for sure.

I like the idea of the i...more
Sep 02, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
Neuromancer (Sprawl #1)
I have read other reviews on this book, most of them discussing the whole cyberpunk genre, and how this was the (or one of) the books which started th...more
Jan 2000
Jul 17, 2009
The Food Of The Gods
Recently re-printed in a hardback on the S.F. Masterworks series, I was compelled to buy it. The other H.G. Wells which I have read are Time Machine,...more
May 28, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
Robots and Empire (Robot, #4)
Finally read this novel! Should have read this years ago. I enjoyed this book immensely.

The good guys:

R Daneel , our favourite human like robot hero....more
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Mar 04, 2010
Foundation's Edge (Foundation, #4)
Asimov returns to the great Foundation series with a great sequel. Written decades after the original trilogy, Edge seems to have a different writing...more
Jan 1985
Jul 15, 2009
The Sirens of Titan
This is the first novel and only novel I have read by Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan certainly is a strange beast. The book is labelled as science fic...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1)
I was very much looking forward to reading this, considering all the 5 star reviews; but I was slightly underwhelmed by it all.

The story describes on...more
May 17, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
Brave New World
I read this when I was a lad back in the eighties, and enjoyed it immensely as it filled my eager mind with so many ideas and images of a future far r...more
Jan 1985
Jul 17, 2009
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
A novel of exploration and alien relationships. Four unlikely characters of completely different alien back grounds travel together to an ancient ring...more
May 05, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land is the story of a man raised by Martians, returning to Earth, and his attempts to understand humanity. ‘Michael Valentine S...more
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Jul 17, 2009
The Accidental Time Machine
The 'Accidental Time Machine' is a lightweight and humuorous time travel novel. The main character is a lazy, reluctant, complacent and sometimes unlu...more
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Mar 04, 2010
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
This is my fourth read from Robert A. Heinlein, after Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love. To be honest, I found this...more
Feb 24, 2011
Mar 04, 2010
Lord of Light
This book is just a little too close to the fantasy genre for my liking. There is just enough technology peppered throughout the chapters to allow it'...more
Nov 24, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
Cities in Flight (Cities in Flight, #1-4)
James Blish’s Cities in Flight has been whispering ‘read me, read me’ for many a year. I remember being amazed by the cover of the book when I was a k...more
Apr 22, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
Fahrenheit 451
I originally read 'Fahrenheit 451' as a teenager; and always placed it within my dystopian triad of '1984' and 'A Brave New World'. I have seen the 19...more
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Mar 04, 2010
Singularity Sky (Eschaton, #1)
This is the first book I have read by Charles Stross. A small space opera set in the popular future period of half a millenium. A story of conflict, p...more
May 12, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
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