Artemis

Artemis by Andy Weir A Review 'Dude, I don't know where you're getting info about girls but you're WRONG. Girls like boys who are nice and make us laugh. We DON'T like boys who get in fights and we don't like boys who are stupid. Trust me on this. I'm a girl.' The problem with …

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The Dispossessed

by Ursula Le Guin A Review 'Kimoe stared at him, shocked out of politeness. "But the loss of -- of everything feminine -- of delicacy -- and the loss of masculine self-respect -- You can't pretend, surely, in your work, that women are your equals? In physics, in mathematics, in the intellect? You can't pretend …

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History of the Future

The Foundation Novels by Isaac Asimov 'There were nearly twenty-five million inhabited planets in the Galaxy then, and not one but owed allegiance to the Empire ... It was the last half-century in which that could be said.' Isaac Asimov is one of my all-time favourite writers. Not only can he spin a great yarn …

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Going Boldly

Asimov and the Foundations of Fantasy Seventy years have passed since Isaac Asimov penned the first of his Foundation stories. Tens of thousands of years in the future, humanity has colonised far beyond the Solar System and established a galaxy-wide empire, dependant for trade and communications on faster-than-light travel. One single planet, Terminus, is beginning …

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