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“Nemesis” by Isaac Asimov

Published three years before the death of one of the great masters of sci-fi in 1989, “Nemesis” is a stand alone novel. Unusually for Asimov there is a strong central female character in the shape of Marlene, a plain but … Continue reading

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“Citizen of the Galaxy” by Robert Heinlein

I don’t read nearly as much sci-fi as I used to, the only book of Heinlein’s I’d read previously was the epic “Stranger in a Strange Land” I didn’t expect “Citizen of the Galaxy” would be able to match that and it … Continue reading

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

This is a book I’d been keen to read for quite a while. I love Margaret Atwood’s sublime writing, I have previously read “Bodily Harm“, “Blind Assassin” and my favourite “Cat’s Eye“. “The sitting room is subdued, symmetrical;it’s one of the shapes money … Continue reading

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“Burning Chrome” by William Gibson

William Gibson was hailed as one of the saviours of Science Fiction when he came onto the scene in the eighties. Burning Chrome is a collection of 10 short stories from the pen or more likely word processor of the … Continue reading

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“The man with a Thousand Names” by A E Van Vogt

When I was 15 and 16, I read a lot of science fiction; Clifford D Simak, Robert Silverberg, Isaac Asimov etc… I don’t remember if I read A E Van Vogt but the name is certainly familiar. These days I … Continue reading

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“White Mountains” by John Christopher

This was a dip into my past. When I was ten, our class voted on a book to be read to us, this won. At the time I voted for “Goalkeepers are Different” by Brian Glanville, a book which would … Continue reading

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