The Coming, by Joe Haldeman

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? Joe Haldeman has always been preoccupied with sex, the complications of sexual relationships, the ways in which traditional ideals break down in confrontation with real life. With a title as provocative as …

Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Published: 1968 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? It is often observed that when Science Fiction appears to predict the future, in fact, it is only speaking about the present. George Orwell’s 1984 was a mirror on the world of …

Hades’ Daughter, by Sara Douglass

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? Welcome to The Troy Game, the latest major project by the prolific Australian Sara Douglass. This immense volume (or, as this kind of thing is sometimes called, ‘word cube’) is the first of …

Alpha Transit, by Edward McSweegan

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: 1st Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? In 2002, Edward McSweegan, a science writer specializing in infection diseases, had two entries in the Maryland Writer’s Association / 1st Books.com Book Contest, and *both* won their respective categories. Alpha …

Brothers In Arms, by Ben Weaver

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: EOS Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? Ben Weaver mixes the best sensibilities of military science fiction with a little Star Wars style magic. The result builds from a boot-camp tale with a twist to an exciting, fast-paced adventure. …

The Scar, by China Mieville

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Bluejack Have you read this book? China Mieville brought a bold and unforgiving new vision to speculative fiction with Perdido Street Station. The Scar is a sequel more in spirit than in narrative (although a few filaments of character …