Death’s End, by Cixin Liu: Mindblowing scope

The final book in the Three Body Trilogy, Death's End (Remembrance of Earth's Past) does not disappoint. Once again my mind is reeling from the barrage of amazing ideas and concepts that blasted me one after the other after the other as I listened to this book. I don't even know where to begin. If you've …

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The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster

I don't read a lot of (or any, really) literary fiction. But I was recommended this book, or, trilogy of novellas, I guess, by a friend and was impressed by its strangeness. It grabbed my attention right from the start by being about a writer who seems to be confusing himself with his characters. Then …

The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu

I just finished this sequel to the Three Body Problem, and once again my mind is blown. This book left me with a picture of the universe I never imagined... a dark forest indeed. The only complaint anyone seems to have about this series is the characters, and though they are more fleshed out in this one, they …

Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe

I listened to this recently on Audible, and it was not what I expected. Though this is marketed as a sci-fi, the setting is really more of a medieval/fantasy type world. The prose is also very dramatic, dark and flowery, which seems more fit to a fantasy novel. The main character being a torturer who …