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    Book Review: Moonseed by Stephen Baxter

    Moonseed is a speculative science fiction novel written by Stephen Baxter. Originally published in 1999, Moonseed is part of a series of novels called the NASA Trilogy which also includes Voyage and Titan. These books explore the possibilities of the American Space Program if circumstances were slightly different. MOONSEED SUMMARY It Eats Planets. And It’s Here. It starts when Venus explodes into a brilliant cloud of dust and debris, showering Earth with radiation and bizarre particles that wipe out all the crops and half the life in the oceans, and fry the ozone layer. Days later, a few specks of moon rock kicked up from the last Apollo mission fall…

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    Book Review | Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter

    Noumenon is a new science fiction book written by Marina J. Lostetter. With nods to Rama by Arthur C Clarke, it is about a fleet of generational ships, manned by clones, travelling to a far-off star. SUMMARY Astrophysicist Reggie Straifer has an idea. He’s discovered an anomalous star that appears to defy the laws of physics and proposes the creation of a deep-space mission to find out whether the star is a weird natural phenomenon or something manufactured. The journey will take aeons. In order to maintain the genetic talent of the original crew, humankind’s greatest ambition—to explore the furthest reaches of the galaxy—is undertaken by clones. But a clone…

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    Record Of A Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

    Record of A Spaceborn Few is the third part of the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. All books in this series are set in the same shared universe, meaning you can read the books in any order you wish. This series is a fantastic speculative science-fiction series set in a Star Trek-like universe where humans are not the powerful force in the universe. RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW SUMMARY Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many,…

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    The Freeze Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

    The Freeze-Frame Revolution is a new science-fiction novella written by Peter Watts. It follows our protagonist, Sunday Ahzmundin, who is part of a crew of 30,000, stationed on a stasis ship called the Eriophora. Sunday’s mission is to assist in the creation of a series of wormholes, circling the milky way. Facilitating the travel for the humans which will come after. But all is not well on this mission. The crew have been working for millions of year, waiting for someone to tell them their work is over. But this hasn’t happened. Strange beings have begun emerging from their newly created wormholes. And the onboard computer, and artificial intelligence called CHIMP…

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    My Favourite Books of 2017

    I have a confession to make. I didn’t want to write this post for 2017. The only reason I am doing it is because I don’t want to break my four year streak. I really haven’t read a huge amount this year, mostly because I’ve been busy or tired (sometimes both!). But over the last year and a half I’ve become more particular about what I read, I’m more picky now, so if I’m not enjoying a book I just won’t finish it. This means that I really enjoyed most of the books on this list, but also I’ve already reviewed most of them. Even though I’m basically rehashing things…