Tags archives: science-fiction

Summer Reads Part II- The Future for Curious People

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More alternate reality than science fiction, The Future for Curious People unites comedy with romance in a tale of destiny vs design. Evelyn is a librarian who, in her spare time, volunteers to record classic novels for the visually impaired. Minor detail that she converts the sad endings to happy ones. Charlotte the spider, Anna Karenina and Mme Bovary all [...]

Summer Reads Part I- The Humans by Matt Haig

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The assassin undertakes his mission with the skill of an extraterrestrial Inspector Clouseau, arriving in Cambridge sans clothes and sans English. His observations are jewels scattered throughout the novel. Having consulted Cosmopolitan magazine in an early attempt to assimilate, "Andrew" later infers from the intricate architecture of Cambridge University b[...]

Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

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Neal Stephenson provides answers to these questions and many more in his science fiction opus, Seveneves. It’s like a manual for surviving global disaster with the best opening sentence since A Tale of Two Cities’ “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”. The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. Science expert and TV comm[...]

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