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On the Existence of Gods reviewed by Marina Fontaine

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B01D64CP6S” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hoGl%2BdI3L.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”312″] At this point in my life I try to confine my book reading to fiction, in part because there is so much interesting non-fiction reading available on various blogs, and in part because I firmly believe that fiction shapes our society much…

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God, Robot reviewed by Marina Fontaine

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B01EBODSPE” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VzrUuJGrL.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”312″] Humans, and especially science fiction fans, have a love-hate relationship with robots. We love the idea of robot helpers to reduce the drudgery of menial tasks, yet complain of them taking our jobs. We dream of robots assisting us in colonizing space,…

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City of Endless Night by Milo M. Hastings, Reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B002RKRZHW” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zhw6HTuRL.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”333″] Science Fiction – Future History transformed over time into Alternative History City of Endless Night by Milo M. Hastings (Author) Science Fiction from the early 20th century can be both odd and engaging. Stories like Jack London’s “The Iron Heel” and Robert…

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Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Reviewed by Mike Phelps

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”125003602X” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://www.sciphijournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/51dRzLAZrL.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”331″] Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Judd Trichter Reviewed by Mike Phelps You cannot read Judd Trichter’s Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction without being reminded of Philip K. Dick’s work. The comparisons are obvious: film noir, androids and…

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Review: Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Reviewed by Mike Phelps

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B011M97Y5G” cloaking=”default” height=”123″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/B13Nynwv2lS._SL160_.png” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”160″] Near the end of Isacc Asimov’s Foundation, one of the characters explains why empires inevitably fall with the words, “it’s still the little things in life that count” (293.) Rulers measure their empires in military victories, territory and riches. But the people…

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Review: Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory, reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley

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[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0345501160″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310INX4snIL.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”375″] What if Carl Jung was on to something? Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory, reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley Del lives in an alternate America where demonic possession is a real phenomenon. It seems that there has always been demon possession, but the 1950s…

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