Book Review: Bad Metal by Robert Black
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on April 26, 2013 under Podcast
Recently I was browsing through the cyberpunk section of the Kindle store when I came across a short read titled Bad Metal: Wrecked. A few days later, I bought and finished the sequel. The Bad Metal series is a 'post post-apocalyptic' setting which takes place late in the 21st century. Radiation, from nuclear war has decimated most of the Earth's living areas, and there are very few zone... more.
Book Review: Upload by Mark McClelland
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on April 10, 2013 under Podcast, Reviews
If you listen to the podcast at all you know how much we love topics like the singularity, artificial intelligence, and virtual-reality. Upload touches on all of those things but focuses mainly on VR and the possibility of human uploading. The book takes place in the 2060s when we live in a time where technology has allowed us to make virtual worlds feel better than the actual world we live in... more.
Book Review: Wired
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on March 15, 2013 under Podcast, Reviews
Recently I finished reading Wired by Douglas E. Richards. It is listed as "hi-tech" science fiction on Amazon, but it overlaps into many different categories. Douglas has a masters in molecular biology, and his knowledge in this area shines through to deliver some excellently written hard scifi. Wired is about a woman named Kira who ha... more.
Book Review: Midshipman’s Hope – The Seafort Saga
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on March 5, 2013 under Reviews
Midshipman's Hope is classified as a space opera, but David Feintuch almost makes you forget that you're in a spaceship half of the time. It's written completely in first person, which is a welcome change from what I'm used to. The story takes place approximately 200 years in the future. Something must have happened that caused an almost reversed cultural evolution. While we are able to tr... more.
Book Review: The Northern Star – The Beginning
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on February 15, 2013 under Podcast, Reviews
It's not often that you find new SciFi writers who are able to crank out page turners on their first go. This is one of them. "The Beginning" is the first novel in a series called "The Northern Star" which takes place in the year 2058. A growing population has consumed every last bit of oil. But instead of a Mad Max scenario, humanity turned to innerspace utilizing a new technology cal... more.
Book Review: Into The Black
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on February 9, 2013 under Reviews
Into the Black is the first book in a series called Odyssey One. There is no mention of the exact date, but there are hints that lead me to believe it takes place at the end of this century. After WWIII, space has once again become a sandbox to explore. The Odyssey is the very first ship to be installed with a Tachyon drive, effectively allowing it to travel several light years per hop. ... more.
Book Review: The Forever Saga – Flash
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on February 6, 2013 under Podcast, Reviews
Starting today, we're going to start interviewing the authors of the SciFi novels that we read. I think it's important for fans and SciFi readers in general to hear a little bit about the book from the horses mouth. Today we're going to talk about "The Forever Saga: Flash." The author, Sean C. Sousa, actually approached us via our Facebook page a few months ago. I was intrigued because... more.
Book Review: Redshirts
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on January 22, 2013 under News, Reviews
I'm going to be honest for a moment on how I choose books. I go to Amazon, click on books, go to Science Fiction, and then I'll navigate either to "Space Opera" or "High Tech." From here, usually everything with four stars gets added to my wishlist or bought. And that's how I found Redshirts. When you start reading a comedy that you didn't realize was a comedy, you really start to scr... more.
Book Review: Pandora’s Star
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on January 2, 2013 under News, Reviews
Starting today we're going to add a small section to our site which will handle all of our SciFi book reviews. Unlike movies and television shows, good SciFi reading isn't always easy to find. We, the SciFi community, have to rely on each other to spread recommendations, ratings, and reviews on the Science Fiction reading we enjoy. Hopefully we will cover stuff that sparks good discussions a... more.