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
Do you want the bottom line up front? Here it is: This is an island-hopping, all canons firing, sword clashing, walk-the-plank kind of good time. Continue reading Where Ye be hidin’ yur chest-o-gold, Mate?
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.
In Apes and Angels, by Ben Bova, Brad makes first contact with an alien species. Then, he tries to save them – whether they like it or not. Continue reading I will save your life! Whether you like it or not!
Contrary to popular belief, humans are the good guys this time. Continue reading Nobody Wanted To Listen To Them
Wait. What? Yeah, you’re just going to have to read the book to find out. I really try not to spoil these books with my “reviews”, but it’s really hard not to give some detail. I mean, I don’t want to just regurgitate the synopsis as printed on the book. That’s not very creative. Continue reading I Can’t Believe You Smashed My Glass Dragon Spaceship!
You know me. I’m a sucker for science fiction, but every once in a while, I’ll venture outside of my comfort zone and read something else, like historical fiction. Read on to see what I thought about Stay Alive by Rodman Philbrick. Continue reading All I want for Christmas is not to die
Happy New Year! Here’s a quick review of what I read in 2022 as well as some of the objectives I’d like to accomplish in 2023. Continue reading Happy New Year!