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reviewed Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Imperial Radch, #1)

Ann Leckie: Ancillary Justice (Paperback, 2013, Orbit Books) 5 stars

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing …


5 stars

Content warning extremely mild spoilers

Charles Stross: Accelerando (2005, Ace Books) 5 stars

The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits …

Excellent post-singularity SciFi

5 stars

Fascinating work of speculative SciFi. Also a lot of fun because it fundamentally embodies many of the outmoded ideas/ideologies of early-2000s open source enthusiasts. Absolutely worth reading.

reviewed Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe (The Book of the New Sun)

Gene Wolfe: Shadow & Claw (Paperback, 1994, Orb Books) 4 stars

Shadow and Claw is an omnibus of the first two books of Gene Wolfe's Book …

Fascinating worldbuilding

4 stars

This book features a somewhat mysterious story in an intriguing combination of fantasy and post-singularity science fiction. Many concepts are only ever half explained, adding to the intrigue. The prose is quite beautiful, too!