The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

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 →

Six Excellent Sci-Fi Novels I read in 2019

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine First of all, look at that cover art. Look at it. It's breathtaking. It creates within you certain expectations, of majesty and power and Empire, of two cultures clashing with one another, of two individuals removed from all others for entirely different reasons. It sets up a confrontation,... Continue Reading →

The Tuesday Book Digest (26/03/2019)

Or: How many different ways can I name my reader's diary? These past few days, I had the pleasure of finishing several novels and beginning several more, as well as reading another short story by the brilliant Ursula Le Guin. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett This is my second proper piece of historical fiction... Continue Reading →

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