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Month: November 2015

5 Must Read Science Fiction Books by Leigh Brackett (The Forgotten Female SF Writer)

by Paul

Okay, a while ago I started doing an A-Z of women sf writers. I didn’t get very far, so it’s time to pick up that idea again and move on to B. There’s lots I could choose here. If you like space opera there’s Lois McMaster Bujold, for instance, who has won the Hugo Award […]

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Why Are There No SF Books About the Moon by Female SF Writers?

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I’ve been putting together a list for the main site of the best science fiction about the Moon, and I’ve noticed something rather curious. All the examples I can find are by men. Now women have been writing science fiction at least as long as men have; and they were particularly good at planetary romances. […]

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Book Review: Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson (Hint: One of the Best SF Books of 2015)

by Paul

Want to read one of the very best science fiction books of the year? Then get hold of Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson right now. His previous novel, Europe in Autumn, was shortlisted for a fistful of awards. I have a feeling that this follow up will go one better. Certainly it deserves to win something. […]

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Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (The 2015 World Fantasy Award Winner)

by Paul

Categories: Awards

Congratulations to David Mitchell on winning the World Fantasy Award for his novel, The Bone Clocks. But let us not forget that this novel is at least as much science fiction as it is fantasy – perhaps more so. It’s a novel about immortality; or rather, it is about two forms of immortality that are at war […]

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