Six Wake by Mur Lafferty

– J.W. Fox – You can find novels with generation ships, cloning, and mind mapping. No problem. What you won’t find is a novel that combines all those technologies in a space murder mystery. That is exactly what Mur Lafferty did in Six Wakes. An imaginative premise and strong world-building do it credit but mystery-lovers […]

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

– By J.W. Fox – Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time is a smart, detailed hard science fiction story akin to Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep or Charles Stross’s Glasshouse. Like those classics, this 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner contains some of the best world-building around. It is brilliantly crafted with just enough […]

Thoughtcrime 034: I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens, But It’s Aliens

  Jon and I cover some of the big science news in the past few weeks, including the discovery of an Earth-like planet in the Proxima Centauri system, and a way of converting CO2 into energy. There is talk of generation ships, probes, alien contact, hypnosis, and saving the world. The usual. Story of Alien […]