Review: Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles deserves its accolades. Like all science fiction, Bradbury uses the issues of his time, late 40s and early 50s America, and creates a future that reflects the extension of those concerns, only vastly expanded.
Bradbury's main concern is nuclear war between the United State and the Soviet Union. But he tackles many more topics. With the human settlement of Mars, there are shades of the colonial interactions of Europeans with indigenous peoples. All of ... Read more
Review: The universe you created here is epic. This would make even better movies than Starwars (especially the new ones). Wonderful worlds, battles and aliens. One of the best series I have come across in years Read more
Review: It has enough imagination and plot suspense to balance out its flaws. The characters are undeveloped and the momentum is stalled too many places with rambling explanations of technology, larded with commentary intended to be clever. While the action is continuous, I found myself getting impatient for it to "get somewhere." The resolution of one of the major conflicts is a predictable cop-out. I wouldn't put this on top of the stack on your night table, but it's readable. Read more
Review: This novel has been critised for being overly complex and slow. It is complex but not slow, givven the numerous threads that are developed. Well worth reading. I'm a Richard Morgan groupie - waiting for the next volume! Read more
Review: Really enjoyed this book. The story is original and not overly borrowed. For some reason it reminded me of the Sci-Fi mini series "The Lost Room".
Just bought The Broken Lands and look forward to starting it soon. Read more
Review: I bought this book hoping to read about the Tales of Dunk and Egg which are based in A Song of Ice and Fire series. This book did not include this particular series but other stories instead. They're different ones from sci fi ones to darker stories. I'm not too fond of it but they were still written well enough. I found myself skipping through parts of the book though. Read more
Review: This is a really great read and I'm a little disappointed it only has four stars on here. This is Martin doing what he does best, creating a unique world and developing engrossing characters. And the ending was beautifully done, just beautiful. I don't even know if I have words to explain why, but the last three or four sentences really stuck with me.
I also found the motivations of the characters very believable, because people tend to do irrational things when issues of love or loyalt... Read more
Review: I bought this anthology as a gift for my significant other who is enthralled with A Game of Thrones. The book was in good shape when it arrived, and is aesthetically pleasing to publicly display. The anthology seems really interesting as a whole. Definitely worth the buy. Read more
Review: Surprised me how quick this book reads. The jumps between lives of aces and jokers just kept me interested. It never got too long for a single character, but continuous mentioning kept them close at heart. Read more
Review: I bought this to read while on jury duty and picked it because of the author. Actually, its is a collection of short sci-fi stories which range in quality from good to so-so. George RR Martin is not one of the authors. I need to say that I am not a sci-fi fan, but I did really enjoy the five Game of Thrones books so I bought this one. It's okay but I would not recommend it as worth getting unless you are a sci-fi nut. Read more