“A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller Jr. Review

A Canticle for Leibowitz Author: Walter M. Miller Jr. Release Date: 1959 This book is basically three separate short stories surrounding the same religious brotherhood in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland Earth. The first story was about a young monk finding a bomb shelter and the important "memorabilia" that could have originated from the title character... Continue Reading →

“A Case of Conscience (After Such Knowledge, #4)” by James Blish Review

A Case of Conscience Author: James Blish Release Date: 1958 The early Hugo award winners have fallen into two groups for me: books with great ideas but average/poor execution ("The Demolished Man," "They'd Rather Be Right," and "The Big Time") and books with smaller ideas that are really well written (anything by Heinlein). This book... Continue Reading →

“The Big Time” by Fritz Leiber Review

The Big Time Author: Fritz Leiber Release Date:March 1958 The plot of this book sounds awesome (two factions battling through time, the snakes and the spiders, each group made up of humans and aliens pulled from different time streams!) but the actual plot is very different though nearly as interesting sounding (a group is stuck... Continue Reading →

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