As a concept, the Culture novels are wonderful; but at times the narrative crumbles under the weight of drawn out plots and overly detailed moments.
Posts Tagged: Science Fiction
In a post-scarcity existence with hundreds of years to live one’s life, what happens when one wants something else?
In one sense, Six Wakes is a closed room mystery with a science fiction twist of clones.
Babylon’s Ashes continue to explore those risks with the entire landscape cracked open.
Vandermeer leaves the reader with hope at the end of Acceptance. It’s up to the reader whether or not they welcome it.
A noun, a verb, a desire, control is what he seeks; but is such a thing possible?
Steeped in tension and the unknown. It’s horror in the classic sense of impending dread, an off-screen presence whose gaze is fixed upon the characters and the reader.
Altered Carbon shares a grim, dinginess similar to Blade Runner. The 1% now live hundreds of years in a rotating cast of tech-infused bodies.
In terms of comparisons, Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief, most reminds me of Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson.
So much better than the previous book.