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Month: October 2015

4 Science Fiction Books About The Decline and Simplification of Language in the Future

by Paul

Categories: Books

I re-read Max Beerbohm’s wonderful time travel story, “Enoch Soames” recently. If you haven’t read it, you should; it’s in The Time Traveler’s Almanac edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and that’s a collection you should have anyway. There’s a point when Enoch Soames returns from his visit to 1997 with an example of that writing […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

Categories: Links

It’s been a while since I looked around the net, so there are quite a few things here for you to enjoy. First off, Alasdair Gray, author of the formidably brilliant Lanark and of other great science fiction including Poor Things and A History Maker, celebrated his 80th birthday at the end of last year. To celebrate, the […]

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Top 5 Best Far Future Science Fiction About Dyson Spheres

by Paul

Categories: Books

It is not a very dramatic name: KIC 8462852. But it could be the site for one of the most startling discoveries in science. Because this star, which is getting on for 1,500 light years away, is orbited by something that blocks the light from the star for up to 80 days at a time. That’s […]

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Top 5 Best Moon Science Fiction Books To Read

by Paul

Categories: Books

It’s more than 45 years since Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the Moon, and we still don’t have a colony there, or even a base. All of those science fiction dreams still haven’t come true. But at least that means that the Moon is still a great place to write about, as Ian McDonald’s new […]

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Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

by Boreas

Crown Publishing (Jul, 2015), Cover by Russell Walks   Knowing full well the futility of eliminating bias in the appraisal of books one reads, I’ve at least attempted to present balanced and reasonable outlines of my thoughts and impressions on my book write-ups for this blog at BSFB. I’m going to discard any such attempt at reasonableness and […]

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The Best Mars Novels That Every Science Fiction Fan Should Read

by Paul

Categories: Books

Water on Mars! That’s got to be the biggest news in space exploration since Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon. And if there’s water, there could be life! It does seem that the world has gone mad for Mars with the new Ridley Scott movie, The Martian (based on Andy Weir’s wonderful The Martian that’s taken the world […]

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