Latest reviews in Science Fiction Books »

Marooned in Time.

Advantages: Absorbingly good read
Disadvantages: Bit too long and wordy at times.

...The basic premise of the books and there are three in the series ,is this. Mysterious forces in the space-time continuum throw the island of Nantucket and all its inhabitants back through some 3000 years of time,landing them smack on the edge of Bronze Ag ...

bwanamdevu 14.09.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Island in the Sea of Time - S.M. Stirling

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

War - what is it good for?

Advantages: A remarkable debut
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little on the short side?

Heinlein's Starship Troopers was ostensibly a book about humanity waging an interplanetary war against nasty alien creatures. It took a squad of raw recruits and showed their brutal training and induction into military life. It's become a classic, but ...

Olly_Plimsoll 13.12.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Old Man's War - John Scalzi

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

A fantastic first novel

Advantages: great pace, action, dialogue
Disadvantages: only 300 pages!

This amazing first novel by John Scalzi is set in a non specific future and begins on Earth. The action soon transfers to the far reaches of space and as the title suggests not everyone is pleased to see us. Plot The novel begins on the 75th birthday ...

rootle2 12.11.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Old Man's War - John Scalzi

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

Free Old Man's War book

Advantages: Imaginative, Free
Disadvantages: Read the book on computer

...John Scalzi's sci-fi trilogy begins with Old Man's War (followed by The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony); the story is told in first-person narrative by a retired ad writer named John Perry. As the title suggests, Perry joins the military when he i ...

blueonred 23.07.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of Old Man's War - John Scalzi

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

Joe Schreiber's first Star Wars book: approved.

Advantages: Well written, good combination of horror elements with Star Wars elements, good characterization.
Disadvantages: Too little references to other works, not really important in the Star Wars chronology.

...When I first read the news that renowned horror novel author Joe Schreiber was going to write a Star Wars book, I didn't know what to think about it. It seemed to me that anything could come out of it, and Schreiber could write an awful novel, at least fo ...

ggrillo93 30.12.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Star Wars - Joe Schreiber

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...