Books

  • Book Review: ‘Engineering Infinity’ (ed) Jonathan Strahan

    Posted Monday, April 11th, 2011 12:21 pm GMT -4
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    The classic era of hard science fiction was distinguished by its setting, usually characterised by extreme physics or engineering:  tidal forces around a neutron star, strange orbital dynamics, relativistic star craft. In these exotic environments, functional characters played out familiar plots in the fuzzy warmth of optimistic American values. In the 1990s, a new generation of […]

  • Book Review: ‘Plucker’ By Brom

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4
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    When an updated version of Brom’s The Plucker was recently released, I jumped on obtaining a copy.  Brom’s work has never failed to delight me while simultaneously giving me the creeps.  It’s a rare combination.  Let’s first make clear that though this book is a fairytale of sorts, it’s for the adults.  The kids have […]

  • Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ Well Dries Up At Paramount

    Posted Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4
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    According to Deadline, Paramount’s option to turn Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ into a major franchise has ended with the studio opting to not renew. After four years and numerous scripts and directors, rights holder Richard P. Rubinstein and Paramount couldn’t come to terms on the film franchise. Rubinstein said “Paramount’s option has expired and we couldn’t […]

  • Book Review: ‘Leviathans of Jupiter’ By Ben Bova

    Posted Monday, March 14th, 2011 06:01 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Leviathans of Jupiter’ is the follow-on novel from Ben Bova’s ‘Jupiter’. In that novel scientist Grant Archer led a team to research life-forms in Jupiter’s global ocean, hypothesised by the author to exist under the cloud belts. A malfunctioning and sinking submersible was rescued by a Jovian denizen of the deep, a huge Leviathan. Grant […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Lost Gate’ by Orson Scott Card

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2011 08:02 pm GMT -4
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    Once the families were gods of power, the pantheons of the Scandinavians, Greeks and Hindus; the Persians, Gauls and Hittites; the Latins and the Goths. But all the gates are long gone, all closed by the master gatemage Loki,1400 years ago. No longer can the families move instantaneously between Earth and Westil so rejuvenating their […]

  • Author John Scalzi’s ‘Old Man’s War’ Purchased By Paramount Pictures

    Posted Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -4
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    Author John Scalzi’s large scale book ‘Old Man’s War’ has been purchased by Paramount Pictures for director Wolfgang Peterson with writer David Self adapting the work. Reminscent of Heinlein’s ‘Starship Troopers’ and Haldeman’s ‘The Forever Wars’, ‘Old Man’s War’ follows the exploits of a hero named John Perry who is a 75-year old man.  Perry, […]

  • Exclusive: Interview With Author Marie Lu

    Posted Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 11:01 am GMT -4
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    Science fiction readers, there’s a new book gearing up for release later this year that promises to be everything you’ve want in a sci-fi book and more.  Marie Lu is the author of ‘Legend,’ a highly anticipated futuristic thriller that’s been acquired by Penguin Group; the release of the first part of this trilogy for […]

  • Book Review: ‘Deep State’ By Walter Jon Williams

    Posted Monday, February 21st, 2011 04:06 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Dagmar cleared her throat. The others turned to her. “I’m all four-oh-four,” she said. “Who is this freakin’ Sengor?”‘ If you’re not ‘all 404′ with this style of dialogue then you’re in the right demographic for Walter Jon Williams’ new novel, Deep State. Dagmar is Puppetmaster for Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) which she organizes through […]

  • Exclusive: Interview With Author Alexander Hammond

    Posted Friday, February 18th, 2011 01:48 pm GMT -4
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    If you love science fiction books, you’ll want to put “Tales from the Edge of Forever” on your to-read list.  Written by Alexander Hammond, an extremely talented and gracious author, “Tales from the Edge of Forever” will take you on an inward journey after which you will never be the same.  These short stories will […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes And The Deep Laws Of The Cosmos’ By Brian Greene

    Posted Monday, February 14th, 2011 02:20 pm GMT -4
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    Looking at the night sky we look back in time. The most distant galaxy currently known is 13.2 billion light years away, formed only 480 million years after the Big Bang itself. In the intervening years space itself has expanded and that galaxy is now 41 billion light years distant. So do we live in […]

  • The Women Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

    Posted Thursday, February 10th, 2011 11:11 am GMT -4
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    Winter is coming to HBO.  Game of Thrones is headed to television, and hopefully the buzz has inspired you to pick up the first book of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series for the first time or for the hundredth.  Besides including the epic fantasy standards of a vast kingdom, a war, […]

  • Anthology Available To Help Ailing Author Tina Gerow

    Posted Thursday, February 10th, 2011 08:02 am GMT -4
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    Decadent Publishing proudly announced today’s release of ‘Twice Upon a Time – Faery Tales With a Dash of Modern Magic’. One hundred percent of all author royalties from the book will go to help defray the medical expenses of fellow author and Romantic Times Faery Court member, Tina Gerow, having recently been diagnosed as having […]

  • Futuristic Thriller ‘Legend’ Acquired By CBS Films

    Posted Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 06:45 pm GMT -4
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    A fantastic up-coming book and its’ author have just captured the attention of a major network. CBS Films proudly announced that they have secured exclusive media rights to Marie Lu’s futuristic thriller ‘Legend’. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (The Twilight Saga, Dear John) will develop and produce. The book by the same name has been […]

  • Google Honors Jules Verne

    Posted Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 12:40 pm GMT -4
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    For over a decade Google doodles have honored people and events of importance. Today, to celebrate the 183rd birthday of science fiction author Jules Verne, the Internet giant launched a first-of-its-kind interactive Google doodle themed after the French writer’s famous novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” On its homepage, a Google logo is displayed […]

  • Book Review: ‘Halo: Cryptum’ By Greg Bear

    Posted Monday, February 7th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4
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    When you contemplate the novelization of a computer game your heart sinks to your boots, especially if the game, like ‘Halo’, was a first-person shooter. What the game will give its devotees is a very simple paradigm: explore strange spaces, meet unusual entities, and kill them. There’s nothing wrong with that but a novel has […]