Tag Archive: space opera

Mar 28

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey “Working-Class Space Opera,” my friend described this, and that’s as spot-on a description as I could come up with. What more would you want in a space opera? Stalwart heroes and heroines, space ships, gun battles, alien first contact, interplanetary war, intrepid colonists, post-human societies and zero-g sex. The …

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Feb 13

Book Review: Diving into the Wreck

Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch This is the first time I have ever read a space opera in which some of the scenes take place on derelict abandoned space ships. What a cool concept. Instead of all the foreign alien stuff taking place on a planet’s surface, it takes place within ships …

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May 22

Book Review: Marque and Reprisal

Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon I’ll tolerate a dull non-fiction, but a fiction book has to, above all else, be entertaining. If judging by that one criteria, this book succeeds admirably. I’m already most of the way through the third (15+hour!) audiobook in this series, and I haven’t even cracked the nonfiction I’m reading …

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May 17

Book Review – Trading Danger

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon I don’t usually like hard sf. It’s very difficult to find a line between “too alien to make sense” and “not alien enough to be plausible” and so often, hard SF authors devote much more time to their engineering flights-of-fancy than to the characters that populate their worlds. So …

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