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Book Review: The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is one of my favorite sci-fi authors. I’ve reviewed several of his books before, but one that I haven’t is The Time Ships, which was a sequel to H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine authorized by the Wells … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

John Green is the famed young adult author of hits such as The Fault in Our Stars—but this post isn’t about him. His brother Hank Green, on the other hand, is an internet-famous science communicator and musician and co-host with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Only Human is the conclusion to the Themis Files trilogy by Sylvain Neuvel, following Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods. In this installment, trouble with the aliens who built the giant robot Themis leads to trouble on Earth, and three kidnapped … Continue reading

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Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Andy Weir, author of The Martian, put out his second novel late last year: Artemis. Artemis is another space-based adventure for the one-time computer programmer, but he takes it in a different direction this time. While The Martian is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six Wakes is the latest novel by Mur Lafferty, author of the Shambling Guides series. In this book, however, she takes a left turn from urban fantasy to a sci-fi mystery story. From the central story of a perfect locked-room … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Return by Joseph Helmreich

The Return is the first novel by journalist and screenwriter Joseph Helmreich—a sci-fi thriller with a fresh take on an old trope: Alien Abduction. After years of conspiracy theories, physicist Andrew Leland unwittingly proves the absolute existence of aliens when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Waking Gods is the sequel to Sylvain Neuvel’s debut novel, Sleeping Giants, which I reviewed previously. In Sleeping Giants, a giant alien robot, Themis, is discovered buried in pieces all over the world. Predictably, the governments of the world and … Continue reading

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