Connie Willis’s Doomsday Book

I fell into Connie Willis’s Doomsday Book with passionate gratitude, after wading through a run of disappointing novels. This novel, as Jo Walton has apparently said, is the one in which Willis got everything right, and it is superb. It won three awards, including the 1992 Hugo and the 1993 Nebula, and is a time … Continue reading Connie Willis’s Doomsday Book

Get your time machine fixed here, in Charles Yu’s How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe (2010) is a seriously metatextual novel, packed with physics and logical puzzles, and cunningly decorated with references to inventions we have never imagined. It's very post-modern (which is not my usual choice) because it leaps about through the conventions of story-telling and novel-writing. I don't know, but I surmise that Charles Yu … Continue reading Get your time machine fixed here, in Charles Yu’s How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe