Fiction, Raft, Science Fiction, Stephen Baxter

Baxter’s Raft Takes a Wild Ride Across the Surface of Class Differences

Stephen Baxter’s 1991 science-fiction novel, Raft, is the first in his expansive Xeelee Sequence, which spans nearly a dozen novels. In Raft, I see Baxter drawing inspiration from, specifically, two Robert Heinlein novels: Orphans of the Sky and Citizen of the Galaxy. The premise of Raft is not unusual: a spacecraft somehow finds itself being… Continue reading Baxter’s Raft Takes a Wild Ride Across the Surface of Class Differences

Fiction, Writing

Too Much Exposition???

I’m not going to say anything here that is revolutionary or that has not been discussed ad nauseam in other forums. The Internet (more accurately, though, the World Wide Web) heralded a dumbing down of humanity. It catalyzed a change in how we consume information. In the wake of its arrival, we are losing our… Continue reading Too Much Exposition???

Adam Nevill, Fiction, No One Gets Out Alive

No One Gets Out Alive In This Early Novel by Adam Nevill

Adam Nevill is a hell of a writer. No One Gets Out Alive is the fourth Nevill novel I’ve read and none have disappointed. Last Days remains my favorite, though. What I enjoy about Nevill’s writing is the way he retains a literary voice in a genre that is often disregarded as having any true… Continue reading No One Gets Out Alive In This Early Novel by Adam Nevill

Adam Nevill, Apartment 16

Apartment 16

In this writer’s opinion, British author Adam Nevill is one of the more exciting voices in horror literature today. His style, particularly with regard to Apartment 16, a novel published in 2010, is similar to early Clive Barker, and some descriptions in particular in this offering had me wondering (albeit not seriously) if I were… Continue reading Apartment 16