My favourite reads in 2015

I read a lot of fantastic books in 2015, and as my Reading List shows there were also a whole lot of books I didn't have time to read (yet). Here is a selection of the best titles I devoured this past year. Disclaimer: these books were not necessarily published in 2015, but are books… Continue reading My favourite reads in 2015

Hard sci-fi, a dark vision & a soft-ish heart – my review of CIXIN LIU’S ‘The Dark Forest’

The first half of Cixin Liu's novel The Dark Forest (a follow-up to his Hugo Award-winning book The Three Body Problem) is a very good science fiction story. It's well-written, it begins with an intriguing, ant-centric (you'll see) prologue, and it gives the over-worked "alien invasion" plot an original twist: what would happen if human beings knew ahead of time… Continue reading Hard sci-fi, a dark vision & a soft-ish heart – my review of CIXIN LIU’S ‘The Dark Forest’

Reading CIXIN LIU’S ‘The Dark Forest’

A while back I won a first-read copy of Cixin Liu's science fiction novel The Dark Forest. It's the follow-up to his book The Three Body Problem, which just won a Hugo Award. I haven't read The Three-Body Problem yet, and it took me a while longer than I had hoped to get around to reading The Dark Forest… Continue reading Reading CIXIN LIU’S ‘The Dark Forest’