Really smart characters require a really smart author

I’ve read several books recently where the author claims that the protagonist is highly intelligent, but this claim isn’t substantiated through their actions or revealed thoughts. The character misses obvious alternative solutions to their problem, and quite often the book wraps up in a contrived fashion. Here’s a hypothesis: The most intelligent character in the […]

Best Science Fiction Books

Here’s a mixed bag of the top scifi authors that I’ve read, some of the classics and some from the modern era. I’ve only listed one book per author so it’s my favourite* book from each. H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds Aldous Huxley: Brave New World George Orwell: 1984 Isaac Asimov: The […]

Review: The Ocean At The End of The Lane

I recently had the opportunity to get an ARC copy of Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at The End of The Lane” which has just released in mass-market paperback. I’ve read a huge amount of praise for Gaiman, he is frequently touted as one of the top fantasy authors in the world. I read a lot […]