https://youtu.be/B7nV20cD6ec This book has got me in a bind. It’s easy to relegate it to one of two neat classifications: either a straight-faced satire that takes the piss out of the military-industrial complex; or else, a fully realised celebration of the serving man’s fraternity, of the sacrifice of the individual for the collective’s greater good,... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxRaOQUz99A The first sci-fi novel I ever read by Robert A. Heinlein got me from the very first: If a man walks in dressed like a hick and acting as if he owned the place, he's a spaceman. It is a logical necessity. His profession makes him feel like boss of all creation; when he... Continue Reading →
Old science fiction! It can be endlessly entertaining in wholly unintentional ways—I owe linguistic drift alone for more than a few chuckles as I explored the very first novel awarded the Hugo for best sci-fi, all the way back in 1953. Despite certain antiquated notions, The Demolished Man made for exciting reading and I can see why it still holds a place in the science fictional canon.
Hi, everyone! In this week's book video, I'm looking at the third installment of Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries, Rogue Protocol! https://youtu.be/OjHraoiVvd8 As always, I'd appreciate it if you like the video, subscribe to my channel and let me know what you think in the comments!
Hey, folks! I've got for you a new review about Jeff VanderMeer's Veniss Underground, a fascinating if somewhat flawed work. A lot happens across these two-hundred-and-fifty pages: a heartbreaking tale of separation and rediscovery, a descent into the underworld, a Biblical struggle between man and cruel god--all of it written with prose at once substantial... Continue Reading →
Previous - Hope Dies | Next After the spectacular defeat the rebels suffered at the hands of Darth Vader following Queen Trios' betrayal, our heroes are forced to scatter throughout the galaxy in search of safe haven. Luke, Leia, and Han are torn away from their friends and allies, even from the Millenium Falcon itself.... Continue Reading →
Heya folks! I've got a review of Martha Wells' second Murderbot Diaries novella, Artificial Condition. It's short and sweet, and the last video I'm doing with this setup. Brace yourselves, folks - I'm changing the ol' show up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu8_bduKVP0
Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven asks not only “Can we imagine the future?” but “What is the price for that future?” It's a brilliant work, revolving around the relationship between George Orr (who may or may not be a reference to George Orwell) and his psychiatrist, William Haber. Bend me your ear... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/G9DLOc-i2y4 Hiya folks. Today I've got a review of what is doubtless one of the finest sci-fi novels of 2021, already. Keep an eye out on the Hive for the text version tomorrow!