Book Review: Perseverance Island Or The Robinson Crusoe Of The Nineteenth Century, Douglas Frazar (1885)

A SUSPECT RUMINATION

O the joys of wanna be Victorian Robinson Crusoes…

3/5 (Average)

Douglas Frazar’s ‘Perseverance Island or the Robinson Crusoe of the Nineteenth Century’ (1885) is the American Victorian reinterpretation of Robinson Crusoe and it shares shelf space Continue reading Book Review: Perseverance Island Or The Robinson Crusoe Of The Nineteenth Century, Douglas Frazar (1885)

Book Review: Iceworld, Hal Clement (1953)

4/5 (Good)

(spoilers — however, most back covers also ruin the great surprise)

Hal Clement, an Oxford educated astronomer who contributed immensely to the hard-science fiction movement, is best known for his books Mission of Gravity and Needle, however Iceworld Continue reading Book Review: Iceworld, Hal Clement (1953)

Book Review: Methuselah’s Children, Robert Heinlein (1958)

2.5/5 (Average)

Before you judge my review of this “classic” purely by the low rating please read my defense and reasons. First of all, if I was still a 13 year old boy this would have been very good, however, even then I would have been slightly disappointed by how much Heinlein has to offer and how little he actually develops in Methuselah’s Continue reading Book Review: Methuselah’s Children, Robert Heinlein (1958)

Book Review: Orphans of the Sky, Robert Heinlein (first published as a serial in Astounding Stories, 1941)

4/5 (Good)

Generation ships have always fascinated me. As a child I designed my own with predictions of social ramifications etc. for stories that never materialized except as amorphous plot-less constructs Continue reading Book Review: Orphans of the Sky, Robert Heinlein (first published as a serial in Astounding Stories, 1941)