Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson was first published in 2013.  It is the first (of three) novel in Sanderson’s The Reckoners series for so-called young adult readers.  Having recently read another famous “young adult” novel, I decided to zip through a second while I was at it and this Sanderson book has been on the list… Read More Steelheart

The Secret Visitors

The Secret Visitors is James White’s first novel, published in 1957. I read the darling ACE edition that has tiny font that hurts my eyes. Cover by Schinella (???).  However, it should be noted that it was originally (at least parts of it) serialized in 1956’s New Worlds Science Fiction publications.  This is significant because… Read More The Secret Visitors

Way Station

Way Station by Clifford D. Simak (1904 – 1988) is the third novel by the author that I have read. It was published in 1963 and won the 1964 Hugo Award for best novel.  Off the bat, I have to say that this is the most polished of the three novels by Simak that I… Read More Way Station

High Vacuum

“It could happen! A taut, authentic tale of tomorrow’s headlines.” – the tagline on the front cover of my 1957 Ballantine Books edition of High Vacuum by Charles Eric Maine (1921 – 1981).  The cover art is by Richard Powers.  This entire novel is about a lunar landing by a developing space program. The first… Read More High Vacuum