Grendel, by John Gardner

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Random House Published: 1971 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Have you read this book? John Gardner was a scholar of Anglo Saxon literature-not to mention one of the finest American novelists of the late twentieth century. His widely acclaimed novel, Grendel, first released in …

Realware, by Rudy Rucker

Genre: Cyberpunk Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating Rudy Rucker’s fiction is concerned with mathematical anomalies and the manipulation of consciousness, the creation of new beings from the cross-fertilization of materials technology, computer science and biotech, and the lives of …

Zeitgeist, by Bruce Sterling

Genre: Cyberpunk Publisher: Bantam Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating Leggy Starlitz, the pragmatic, overweight, harried protagonist of Zeitgeist, living out the tail-end of the 90’s in a dizzying succession of escapades ranging from the outlandish to the merely prosaic, is the Twentieth Century in …

Marrow, by Robert Reed

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Have you read this book? Robert Reed’s short fiction, at least what I’ve seen of it, is full of wonderful speculations, quasi-magical technologies and mutations, and a delicious sense of irony. One of …

Diaspora, by Greg Egan

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1998 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jonathan M. Sullivan Reader Rating By the late 30th century, human beings have split into several different manifestations. Most people reside as virtual consciousness in the polises, independent city-states embedded in virtual reality. Others, the gleisners, occupy robot …