This is where it all begins. An Earth-like planet is detected only 8 light-years from the Sol system, and humanity is desperate to find a potential new home since Earth is suffering the effects of centuries of abusing the planet’s resources. Continue reading Much to everyone’s surprise, humans save the day in this one
Survival is the conclusion of the Star Quest series by Ben Bova. Having traveled farther into space than anyone has ventured thus far, this group of human saviors discovers a race of artificially intelligent beings that don’t need saving. Continue reading I’m afraid we can’t allow you to leave
This book has been on my shelf for years. I’ve been meaning to read it, and I’m glad that I finally did. It was a pleasant adventure, far from Earth, dealing with a bizarre dilemma. Continue reading Don’t Shoot! I promise I’m not a spy. Ok, you got me. I am.
Timothy Zahn is definitely one of my favorite authors. He loves to explore a wide variety of topics in his science fiction novels. In The Sibyl’s War trilogy, he explores the question: “What if there was an alien ship, controlled by an ancient AI, that was then captured by space pirates who abducted people from all over the galaxy and made them fight each other to see if they would make good slave soldiers or not?” Continue reading The spaceship was an alien zoo controlled by an A.I.
Whenever I start reading a new book, I am compelled to finish said book, no matter what. I’m not sure what it is that causes this. Is it out of some sense of loyalty to the author? Some feeling that I owe it to them to finish their book because I know how challenging it can be to write? Continue reading Why do I do this to myself?
I recently watched the Foundation series on AppleTv+. Although it’s not a fast-paced, action-packed, sci-fi thriller, I did think it was a great show. I feel like the show’s creators did an excellent job of helping us visualize the galaxy as Asimov describes it in his books. Now, I admit, I am new to the Foundation series, though it has existed for many years. The show was interesting enough that I wanted to start working my way through the books to get more of the story. Continue reading Find the Robot, Save Humanity
archeologist, but he’s not exactly a treasure hunter either. Rousseau lives on a planet called Asgard. Imagine this world like an onion – layer upon layer – a world constructed by some alien race, an unimaginable amount of time in the past. Rousseau, like so many others, strives to reach the center of Asgard. Unfortunately, he has only ever traversed the first four levels down from the planet’s surface. Continue reading So, a Blonde Chases this Giant into a Cave…
Fred Johnson was just following orders. Or, so he thought when he attacked Anderson Station. Fred and his troops breached the hull of the station and marched in, guns blazing. He carefully monitored the progress of his forces as they cleared corridor after corridor. There were pockets of resistance that they overcame quickly since the troops wore body armor and were armed with high-powered rifles. The “terrorists” on board the station wore nothing but coveralls and were armed with anything they could get their hands on – a few guns, but mostly tools and other hand-made weapons. Continue reading He Was Just Following Orders
Miranda Warning by Heather Day Gilbert My husband’s deep brown eyes glowed as he handed me the cocoa. “Maybe you’ll sleep better tonight, Rosey.” I was tired of the charade between us. I never wanted to smile at his dinner parties again. Never wanted to beg him for the children he wouldn’t give me. I’d never again clean up his clothes, covered in moonshine vomit.I … Continue reading “I chose the day I would die”
If you’ve never heard of the The Princess Bride, I don’t know where you’ve been. I, like most, I’m sure, was first introduced to ThePrincess Bride in movie form. In fact, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve had the unfortunate luck however, that I’ve bought the movie on DVD four times over the course of several years, and each time, … Continue reading Inconceivable!