Review: “Way Station” and “The Forever War”

Even without reading them in succession as I did, a lot of similarities emerge between Clifford D. Simak's Way Station (1964) and Joe Haldeman's The Forever War (1974), two classic science fiction novels published a decade apart. From humble beginnings, both ascended to the classic sci-fi cannon. Although they sometimes lack drama, they cultivate enough empathy... Continue Reading →

Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz

This novel begins with the discovery of holy relics, which makes it worth recounting the way in which the book came into my possession. Last summer we took a beach vacation with my parents. The rental house anticipated rainy days with puzzles, games, and a motley assortment of books. Amid the dated spy novels, paperback... Continue Reading →

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