Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks: A hell of a story

This is the 8th Culture novel, and the third that I've read, and so far I think it's the most memorable. The story focuses on virtual reality, and mainly the virtual realities different civilizations create for their afterlives. Some of them being hells. With the ability to record, copy and / or upload consciousness, comes …

A Canticle for Leibowitz: the forgetfulness of humanity

I just finished this post apocalyptic sci fi classic, which takes the form of a few stories over the course of nearly two thousand years. Centuries after nuclear war, society rebuilds itself, regrowing from barbarism, and finding scraps of its ancient past. The story starts with a monk of the order of Leibowitz finding a …

Hyperion

I finished this amazing sci fi story a few weeks back, and am still thinking about parts of it. I thought I had read this before, because I had owned it as a teenager, but after the first few chapters I didn't remember any of it, and I think I may not have finished it because …

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