Tag Archives: sci-fi

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Published: 2013 by Bloomsbury My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “How many others have stood in this place? Left behind, with all gone, all swept away. The dead bodies evaporating like slow smoke; their loved and carefully tended homes … Continue reading

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Ice by Anna Kavan

First published: 1967 (Peter Owen paperback 2006) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I felt a fearful sense of pressure and urgency, there was no time to lose, I was wasting time; it was a … Continue reading

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Death Sentences by Kawamata Chiaki

Translated from Japanese by Thomas Lamarre First Published: (as Genshi-gari) 1984. English translation 2012 by University of Minnesota Press. My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “I am not in a position to tell you what is actually written in here. I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Dreams: The Lost Worlds of Clark Ashton Smith

Published: Stories first published between 1926 – 1989 (this collection 2002 by Gollancz) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The place has the air of a thirsty vampire, waiting to drink me in somehow if it can. It is … Continue reading

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Pym by Mat Johnson

Published: 2012 by Spiegel and Grau My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “That is how they stay so white: by refusing to accept blemish or history. Whiteness isn’t about being something, it is about being no thing, nothing, an … Continue reading

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The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

First Published:  1990 by Doubleday My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “We thought we were special, opening our perceptions, honing our empathy, spilling that cauldron of shared pain on to the dance floor language and then trying to make … Continue reading

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The Compass Rose by Ursula K. Le Guin

Published: 1982 by Harper and Row (Perennial reissue 2005) My copy: bought secondhand Memorable quote: “But what is life without grumbling, and the occasional opportunity to say, “I told you so”? How could one bear housework, or looking after babies, … Continue reading

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Hyperion by Dan Simmons

First Published: 1989 (Gollancz edition 2011) My copy: bought new in paperback Memorable quote: “From my earliest sense of self, I knew that I would be – should be – a poet. It was not as if I had a … Continue reading

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The Prestige by Christopher Priest

First Published: 2005 by Gollancz (New Ed) My copy: Bought in Paperback Memorable quote: “I believe that in this enthralling country, as a new century dawns, anything really is possible, or it can be made possible. My present quest into … Continue reading

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