BOOK REVIEW: Double Star, by Robert Heinlein

When a stranger in a bar offers him a job, down-on-his-luck actor Lorenzo expects to make a little money. But when that job turns out to involve impersonating the most famous politician in the solar system, Lorenzo can’t help but wonder if this will be the last job he ever takes . . . WhenContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Double Star, by Robert Heinlein”

BOOK REVIEW: Nova, by Samuel R. Delany

Lorq Von Ray is man with a singular goal: To fly his ship through the heart of a supernova. To achieve this dream he must gather a crew of unlikely allies, and fight an old enemy. But even among the stars, no man can escape his past . . . I primarily knew of SamuelContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Nova, by Samuel R. Delany”

BOOK REVIEW: The Rediscovery of Man, by Cordwainer Smith

A Collection of 11 Short Stories Gollancz SF Masterworks edition published in 1999 Deeply Weird Space Opera 365 pages What is the future of Man? Will it be a glorious era of enlightenment and immortality, or will it be an untold horror of slavery and oppression. The answer lies somewhere between the two, and isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Rediscovery of Man, by Cordwainer Smith”

BOOK REVIEW: Helliconia, by Brian Aldiss

An omnibus of Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Spring and Helliconia Winter First Published in 2010 A Gollancz SF Masterwork An epoch-spanning Social SF 1303 pages Helliconia. A world where a single orbit lasts for thousands of Earth years. A world where civilisations rise and fall under the watchful eye of the suns. But there is anotherContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Helliconia, by Brian Aldiss”

BOOK REVIEW: The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester

A Standalone Novel First Published in 1956 Reprinted under the Gollancz SF Masterworks banner A violent SF thriller 240 pages Left for dead on a drifting spacecraft, lone survivor Gully Foyle dedicates his existence to revenge. It is a quest that will take him across the solar system, and leave countless ruined lives in hisContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester”

TBR & BEYOND: August 2022

The months continue to tick along at an alarming rate, and so we have come to August. I’m hoping that my reading picks up a bit this month, which is should do, as I have no major engagements planned. I’m still in a semi-storage position due to renovations, but that will hopefully wrapped up byContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: August 2022”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: July 2022

As predicted, July has been a slow month here At Boundary’s Edge. Renovations have slowed down my blogging pace, and I took a short break from science fiction at the start of the month to catch up on my review backlog. Nevertheless, I got a fair bit done, so lets recap. BOOK HAUL July onlyContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: July 2022”

BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

A standalone novel This Masterworks edition published by Gollancz First published in 1930 An epoch-spanning social SF 304 pages What is the future of humankind? For as long as there have been minds, the future has proven the ultimate mystery. Now a mind of the far future sends a message back to the present. AContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Last And First Men, by Olaf Stapledon”

BOOK REVIEW: A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge

Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Hard SF Pages: 579 Publication Date: 1991 Verdict: 2/5   The Milky Way is a realm of vast potential. Not only in breadth, but in depth. For there is a force that suppresses intelligence, and as we travel further into space, we may reach our true potential. But when species and civilisationsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge”

BOOK REVIEW: Ringworld, by Larry Niven

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Ringworld (#1) Genre: Hard SF Pages: 288 Publication Date: 1970 Verdict: 3/5   On the day of his two hundredth birthday, Louis Wu is visited by an alien who requires his assistance. Together with one of humanity’s oldest enemies and the luckiest woman in the world, Louis sets out to discover theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ringworld, by Larry Niven”