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Universe at Play: Two Must-Read Novels of the Fantastic


This week over at SF.DRB site:

Two Must-Read Recent Novels of the Fantastic ->

Avi Abrams reviews “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon and “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell -

“Just when you thought science fiction had safely settled into predictability and conventional form – along come two books that turn all those conventions upside-down, by writers who create their own impossible-to-classify sub-genres and do it with such ridiculous aplomb that the world immediately recognizes this as a SF “History in the Making”… and indeed, these books are as immensely entertaining as they are esoteric and complex.”

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Also, on SF.DRB this week:

Frank Herbert’s “Dune”, Plus Other Often Overlooked Gems ->

M. Christian reviews “Dune”, “The Santaroga Barrier” and “The Green Brain” by Frank Herbert -

“Everyone knows Herbert for his Dune books but what a lot of people, unfortunately, don’t know about this Grand Master of science fiction is that he’s written, in my mind at least, even better novels – and the Santaroga Barrier is one of them.”

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(“Heretics of Dune”, art by Jim Burns)


Don’t miss our “Ultimate Guide to SF&F writers, 1990-2009″! ->

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August 31st, 2009

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