Month: April 2016

They sought a volume of space and filled it with stars – Beyond the Blue Event Horizon review by Sigfrid

A weak follow-up, but a highly entertaining and enjoyable space opera. Robinette Broadhead, matured since his time on Sigfrid von Shrink’s couch but still greatly troubled by his final outing from Gateway, sponsors a mission to explore a Heechee food factory in the Oort Cloud. The mission has the potential to solve humanity’s ever-spiralling food … Continue reading They sought a volume of space and filled it with stars – Beyond the Blue Event Horizon review by Sigfrid

I was a disembodied, wandering view-point – Star Maker review by SilentRoamer

A novel on the rise of collective consciousness on a galactic scale. Star Maker (1937) is a Science Fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon. The novel is not quite a sequel to the earlier The First and Last Men (1930) but carries over the same future history themes. Where The First and Last Men is the two billion … Continue reading I was a disembodied, wandering view-point – Star Maker review by SilentRoamer

Any planet is Earth to those that live on it – Pebble in the Sky review by Sigfrid

Pebble In The Sky is a charming yet mediocre example of golden age sci fi, with a swashbuckling story and an unusually everyday protagonist. The main group of characters are all unlikely heroes - a tailor, an archaeologist, a scientist and his daughter. Part of the charm was Asimov's recognition in the epilogue that he had misunderstood the nature of radiation when writing, rendering the book largely impossible with hindsight.