Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

Book Review: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Two rivaling time travelling spies, Red and Blue, correspondence through space and time, taunting each other until they fall in love. The two are battling for a future which their respective organizations want to have.

Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn and Power Girl by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

I liked Harley Quinn in her debut in Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few characters in comics who transitioned well from TV to comic books (and not the other way around). She has become an iconic character and, no disrespect to Margot Robbie’s excellent interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad, all the fans probably hear the voice of actress Arleen Sorkin in their heads.

Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Much like the previous book, this novel takes full advantage of geek culture, and border-line infantile jokes (both of which I enjoyed). But don’t let this dismay you, the science in this book is absolutely fascinating and ranges from overall theories to nuts and bolts (literally, there are whole pages on how valves and welding work in space).

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Most of all The Martian celebrates human inventiveness and ability to survive. It is an adventure book celebrating intelligence, done with intellect, wit and full of suspense.

Fun Facts Friday: Brian Aldiss

In 1958 Mr. Aldiss was voted as Most Promising New Author at the Word Science Fiction Convention.

Guest Review: The Jedi Academy Trilogy III: Champions of the Force (Star Wars) by Kevin J. Anderson

    Buy this Star Wars Book in paper or elec­tronic copy* Andrew: Orig­i­nally pub­lished at: 2/5 Rancors – Champions of the Force is the final book in Kevin J. Anderson’s Jedi Academy Trilogy. It continues much in the vein of the first two novels: a somewhat promising and engaging storyline is dragged down by pedestrian writing and […]

Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo by Alex Raymond and Don Moore

About: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo: The Complete Flash Gordon Library 1937-1941 by Alex Raymond and Don Moore is a coffee table book featuring Sunday strips of the famous hero. This hard cover book collects 4 years of comic strip to bring an exciting story to a new audience. 176 pages Publisher: Titan Books Language: English […]

Guest Review: The Courtship of Princess Leia (Star Wars) by Dave Wolverton

Book Review Star Wars The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton

Buy this Star Wars Book in paper or elec­tronic copy* Andrew: Orig­i­nally pub­lished at: 3/5 Rancors – Dave Wolverton’s The Courtship of Princess Leiawas one of the first books published by Bantam Spectra after the resounding success of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy in the early 1990’s. As such, it has the exciting, adventurous, and […]

Guest Review: Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers

Book Review Star Wars The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers

Buy this Star Wars Book in paper or electronic copy* Andrew: Originally published at 3/5 Rancors – There are no vacation days for the heroes of the Rebellion. Finally, the Emperor’s reign of terror has been ended, the Empire is in disarray, and the Rebellion is suddenly in a position to start laying the groundwork of a new […]

Guest Review: Star Wars: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn

Book Review Star Wars The Last Command by Timothy Zahn

Wel­come to another install­ment of  “Thoughts from the Ran­cor Pit” in which Andrew and David from the fab­u­lous blog “Ran­cors Love to Read” will review books tak­ing place in the Star Wars uni­verse. This time they are review­ing The Last Command the third install­ment in The Thrawn Tril­ogy which pop­u­lar­ized the Star Wars books. Also, don’t forget […]

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