Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Thoughts: The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen

This is the second book in Cixin Liu’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. I enjoyed The Three-Body Problem, that weird grim sci fi tangled up with China’s Cultural Revolution, but I loved The Dark Forest. More spoilers! Be warned!

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Thoughts: Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer

I go through phases of being a Goodreads stalker, seeing what my friends are reading, what their new friends are reading even, seeing what they thought of the books they’ve read (I don’t give my own ratings but naturally am … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

Spoilers spoilers spoilers! If you want to read this book, don’t read this post. I’m skipping a book here (Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation) because I’m going to meet up with friends and discuss it at a later date, so forgive me. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel

Another unlooked-for treasure, this was my treat after reading Covet. Station Eleven is beautiful, in the kind of painful way that only hack writers like me know: I wish I’d written this and now I can’t because it already exists … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Girl With All The Gifts, by M. R. Carey

Tl;dr, it is very good. It made waves in 2014 for a reason. Bonus tip: the film is also very good! Seeing it is the reason I put the book on my list, and I’ve been looking forward to it … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin

In the normal order of things, it would take me about three years to get around to this, after Ursula K. Le Guin left us in January, but I bumped her up to the top of the list because a) … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

I know, I keep doing this. Wasting your precious time to grab you by the shoulders and say, “You know that book that has been critically acclaimed for years, that has been made into a film which by all accounts … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Short Story Round-Up!

In late October I read a load of short stories in a short timeframe, so I’m going to do a quick round-up here. I’ll be doing a similar graphic novel round-up soon too, because I’ve been riding that train these … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Selected Short Stories, by H. G. Wells

Whoops, this one is long overdue. Spuggy picked it up in Belfast, a dog-eared (I won’t say “beloved”) old copy from Oxfam and I picked it up right at the end of our holiday to tide me over till we … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Stories of Your Life And Others, by Ted Chiang

I don’t read many short story collections, so this will be another collection of thoughts without much wider context for comparison, I’m afraid. It has been a while since I indulged in some proper sci-fi, though, and I enjoyed myself. … Continue reading

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