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Copper Cylinder Award

October 10, 2016

The award season never ends, does it? Here’s another one, the Copper Cylinder Award from the Sunburst Award Society, which recognises Canadian literature of the fantastic. The award, incidentally, is named after A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille which was published in 1888 and is reckoned to be the first Canadian […]

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Ways of not dying in science fiction

October 4, 2016

When I wrote about Zero K recently, I said that avoidance of death was one of the key themes that runs through the entire history of science fiction. So I thought it would be fun to look at some of the ways of not dying you can find in science fiction. Actually, the Culture novels […]

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Review – Zero K by Don DeLillo

September 29, 2016

One of the most persistent themes that has run right through the history of science fiction is the avoidance of death. For a long time it was religion, with its various promises of rebirth or transmigration of the soul or the eternal life of heaven, that told humankind there was more beyond our brief mortal […]

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Indie Fantasy of the month

If you are looking for some of the best indie fantasy science fiction has to over, look no further than Ryk Brown's awesome Frontier Saga. At over 14 books long, this military science fiction adventure is gripping all the way through.

Fans of military space opera and against impossible odds science fiction (lots of ship to ship battles, unexpected new-captain manning the helm of spaceship, lost crew trying to get home, etc) will love this one.

SO if you love military science fiction or space opera, do check this out. It's one of my favorite science fiction series right now, indie or not.

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