Short Review: ‘From So Complex a Beginning’

From So Complex A Beginning is a rollercoaster of a story. What begins as an investigation into alien terraforming on a potential colony planet becomes a full fledged mystery thriller. The protagonist is a somewhat unlikeable, though brilliant, engineer who stumbles upon a breakthrough that blows a conspiracy wide open. Right when we start to … Continue reading Short Review: ‘From So Complex a Beginning’

Short Review: ‘Can You Watch My Stuff’

Can You Watch My Stuff is the kind of hilarious-meets-terrifying short story you desperately want to read. Larson’s writing style makes everything fun, establishing a cranky main character who just wants to write amidst the air conditioning of a local coffee shop. Mundanity becomes insanity as a creature bursts into the world through a laptop … Continue reading Short Review: ‘Can You Watch My Stuff’

‘To Be Taught, If Fortunate’ Review: The Glory of Space Anthropology

To Be Taught, If Fortunate is a masterwork of galactic anthropology fueled by the excitement of stepping foot on a new world and discovering life. It’s no secret that Chambers is a stellar writer, and every page of this novella carefully crafted to convey the wonder of space exploration. A shroud of difficulties from distant … Continue reading ‘To Be Taught, If Fortunate’ Review: The Glory of Space Anthropology

‘End Times’ Review: A Smart Look at Potential Ends of the World

End Times is a well-researched account of the many threats facing the planet. We’ve all heard of some, others are less familiar, and a couple seem pulled from the pages of science fiction. The premise is terrifying at times, hopeful at others, and, above all, enthralling to read. Each section goes in-depth into its designated … Continue reading ‘End Times’ Review: A Smart Look at Potential Ends of the World

‘Meet Me in the Future’ Review: A Brilliant Mind on Display

Meet Me in the Future is a collection of brilliance filled with powerful central characters and staggering inventiveness. Hurley is undeniably one of the best science fiction authors of any time as evidenced by the punch each of these stories packs. There’s no time for dalliances in these works. They strike at the heart immediately, … Continue reading ‘Meet Me in the Future’ Review: A Brilliant Mind on Display

‘The Last Astronaut’ Review: Where Hard Science, Horror, & Aliens Meet

The Last Astronaut is a rollercoaster of emotions, flying through excitement, wonder, and sheer terror with the turn of a page. This is first contact fiction as it should be, filled with the doubts of mankind who thought we knew everything, only to discover we’re as insignificant as a spec of dust. By mixing the … Continue reading ‘The Last Astronaut’ Review: Where Hard Science, Horror, & Aliens Meet

Quick Review: The Outside, by Ada Hoffmann

The Outside is a definite mind-bender, serving up shock and awe from the start. What begins as the launch of a cutting edge engine for a run-of-the-mill space station becomes a universe-altering fiasco that has far-reaching implications. The worldbuilding is top notch, slowly revealing this fascinating existence combining future humanity with Gods who run the … Continue reading Quick Review: The Outside, by Ada Hoffmann