Tag: aliens

39. ‘Space Opera’ by Catherynne M. Valente

This book is absolutely nuts. That’s not an original opinion – it was written to be that way – and it’s a good thing! I dove into Space Opera when I was in the height of a personal crisis,… Read More

23. ‘Consider Phlebas’ by Iain M. Banks

Here’s a quick story about why you shouldn’t be a snob about genre fiction. Several years ago, I walked past my local Waterstones and saw that Iain Banks would be speaking there. I’d read The Wasp Factory around that… Read More

13. ‘Rendezvous with Rama’ by Arthur C. Clarke

Let’s go back to the 1970s. The Golden Age of science fiction has ended and we’re into the New Age, when writers are trying to give the genre a more ‘literary’ edge. Arthur C. Clarke, one of the… Read More