Category Archives: sci-fi/fantasy

On Such a Full Sea X2

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 9  / dystopian fiction (read and listened) I had to read this one again!  It woudn’t let go of me.  I kept … Continue reading

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The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller 2014 / 336 pages read by Mark Deakins 10h 41m Rating:  8/ sci-fi  (literary) … life as we on earth know it ended nine years ago and the first sentence reads “In the beginning … Continue reading

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Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 2014/ 352 pages read by Kristen Potter 10h 41m rating 8.5 / lit-sci-fi I got this in Kindle format when it was on sale,  but decided I’d really rather listen,  so that’s what I’m doing … Continue reading

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The Peripheral

The Peripheral by William Gibson 2014 / 486 pages read by Lorelei King 14h 5m rating: 4/10 / sci-fi This book is very disappointing in general and at close to 500 pages it’s way too long.   I love Gibson’s … Continue reading

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The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell 2014 / 640 pages read by Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, Steven Crossley, Laurel Lefkow, Anna Bentinck – 24h 30m rating: 7  / sci-fi- fantasy Oh what can I say about a genius author whose latest book does not live … Continue reading

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Neuromancer

Neuromancer by William Gibson 1984 / 288 pages read by Robertson Dean 10h 30m rating 8.5 / classic sci-fi (cyberpunk) I have had this book on my TBR (to be read) shelf for ages and ages.  Now that Gibson’s new … Continue reading

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 2013/259 pages (Kindle) rating:  7 /  fantasy First off,  I am NOT a fantasy fan and I’m not sure I would have read this had it not  been for … Continue reading

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MaddAddam

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood  (Canada) 2013/ 418 pages read by Bernadette Dunne and 2 males 13h 23m rating:  7.5 / literary sci-fi (dystopian) I’ve been waiting for this one!  I read the first, Oryx and Crake(2003) as well as the second, … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Omnibus

The Science Fiction Omnibus Great Books Foundation 2007 / 592 pages Rating:   A  (Sci-Fi short stories) I have no idea why these works were selected for the Omnibus – perhaps for marketability,  perhaps for relevance to today’s readers,  perhaps … Continue reading

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Mortimer Gray’s History of Death

Mortimer Gray’s History of Death by Brian Stableford; 1995 /  67 pages Rating: A+  (sci-fi/novella) (first appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction: 4/1995) Mortimer Gray is an Earth historian in the early 29th century who is concerned primarily with death – specifically,  he … Continue reading

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Houston, Houston, Do You Read?

Houston, Houston, Do You Read? by James Tiptree Jr. 1976 /  56 pages Rating:   7.75 / classic sci-fi novella (included in Great Books Science Fiction Omnibus) Three men are on their way home to Earth from a trip around … Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (US) 1963/304 pages Read by Tony Roberts 7h 11m Rating: 7.5 / classic spec-fict I think I read this back when I was in my mid-20s but I really remember almost nothing.  I’ve enjoyed others … Continue reading

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