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“Aurora” by Kim Stanley Robinson

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“Aurora” by Kim Stanley Robinson is the kind of book that justifies the existence of science fiction. Dealing with the journey to Tau Ceti by a colony spacecraft with 2000…

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“Anvil of Stars” by Greg Bear

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This science fiction novel by Greg Bear is among my all-time favourite books. In my opinion, it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s the sequel to the enigmatic and fairly nihilistic…

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“Pauk”: A tribute to the Helliconia trilogy by Brian Aldiss

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I love Brian Aldiss’ Helliconia Trilogy so much that I’ve found myself writing something set in the same world. I hope Brian doesn’t mind. Click here for a htm file containing…

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Short Story: Intriguing Fragment on Ancient Musician

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Been a while since I did one of these. An extremely short vignette thing, probably too obscure in nature for anyone but myself. Still, you never know.   Intriguing Fragment…

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Short Story: Crossing the Infinities

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What on earth is this? Still, I’ve written it. Might as well publish it………   Crossing the Infinities All dead beings eventually find life again. That’s how it works. You…

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Short story: Alien Sevenfold Acca

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Here’s a short story that for some reason attempts to meld the worlds of sci-fi and sports betting.   Alien Sevenfold Acca   The Alienball Cup is back. Didn’t see it…

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Short Story: “Dr Ali’s Cure”

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For whatever reason, I’ve done another very short sci-fi story…   Dr Ali’s Cure   Gradually people have been converging on a very nice world. It has lovely light architecture,…

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Short Story: “The Last Man”

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Is it advisable to give a story a grandiose title when it’s not equipped in any way to live up to it? Here it is, a possibly over-melodramatic thing called:…

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The Helliconia Trilogy: A Science Fiction Classic

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I think that the classic “Helliconia” trilogy by Brian Aldiss is one of the greatest works of science fiction, and quite possibly the greatest of all time. Written in the…

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