Category Archives: Satire

#4 – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Review – Douglas Adams

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy While the genre of Science Fiction isn’t particularly known for its sense of humor, the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams is a prime example of how the format’s unique characteristics … Continue reading

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#23 – Slaughterhouse Five Review – Kurt Vonnegut

Summary | Review | Buy I should probably be clear about this from the very start: Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers of all time and Slaughterhouse Five is probably the best book he’s ever written in my … Continue reading

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#37 – Cat’s Cradle Summary – Kurt Vonnegut

Summary | Review | Buy Cat’s Cradle is the second Kurt Vonnegut novel on this list and, although I personally would have put The Siren’s of Titan (#57) ahead of this one, I can still see why this book is … Continue reading

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#51 – The Diamond Age Summary – Neal Stephenson

Summary | Review | Buy While it’s not as groundbreaking or as instantly gripping as his breakthrough novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age is nevertheless a fascinating tale that melds a tender coming-of-age story to a future in … Continue reading

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#57 – The Sirens of Titan Review – Kurt Vonnegut

Summary | Review | Buy As I mentioned before in my review of Cat’s Cradle, The Sirens of Titan is probably my favorite novel that Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote. If this were my list (and I may make one someday), … Continue reading

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#71 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Review – Philip K Dick

Summary | Review | Buy Very few science fiction writers have the ability to merge so many different themes and ideas together in a single novel as Philip K Dick. With its exploration of drug addiction, precognition, marketing, enhanced evolution, … Continue reading

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