Youth in Revolt: Beowulf’s Children (The Dragons of Heorot) – 1995 and Wild in The Streets – 1968

The Dragons of Heorot

Beowulf’s Children (The Dragons of Heorot) –  Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes – 1995   I decided to read this novel because I found a mention of it in an unrelated book as one of the best novels about first contact and colonization of another planet.  However the reference actually was for the […]


Genre: 1960s Films, Alien Contact, Satire, Science Fiction

Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

Book Two of the Southern Reach Trilogy Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals 340 pages $15.00 Authority begins with John Rodriguez, or Control as he names himself, taking over a directorship at the Southern Reach–the shadowy quasi-military organization nominally “in charge” of Area X. While it is perhaps a little too easy to see where this […]


Genre: Adventure, Alien Contact, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Weird fiction
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy |

Existence by David Brin

Cover for Existence

David Brin attempts to tackle the question, “What would humanity do when they encounter a message from an extraterrestrial intelligence?” A former astronaut that is reduced to nudging space junk into reentering Earth’s atmosphere discovers a message capsule sent from the depths of space. This is the Singularity moment that triggers all mankind to reexamine […]


Genre: Alien Contact, Hard Science Fiction, Near Future, Science Fiction
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