What is “New Space Opera”?

… there are plenty of American writers who, like the Brits [list of names provided] have been engaged in reinventing and refurbishing space opera’s cherished but almost fatally tarnished and rusted tropes. In short, the New Space Opera is more of a confluence than a movement: a wide range of writers working on a broadContinue reading “What is “New Space Opera”?”

Book Review: Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear

I picked this up as it is highly recommended on a lot of “Top sci fi books” from around the blogosphere. Having never read a Greg Bear, I thought it best to start with what most consider his greatest work. So what’s my verdict? Is it worth the hype? Does Bear deserve the reputation asContinue reading “Book Review: Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear”