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The Question of Contact

July 11, 2017 heralds the 20th anniversary of the release of Contact, the sci-fi classic based on Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name. Carl Sagan was, to some, a controversial figure. Indeed, the first time I heard his name as a teenager, the Christian punk rock band One Bad Pig was calling him a pagan for believing in evolution. (They suggested he would fry like bacon.) But even though he was a prolific science communicator (he hosted the first Cosmos), and was renowned for … [continue]

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On the Existence of Gods reviewed by Marina Fontaine

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God, Robot reviewed by Marina Fontaine

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City of Endless Night by Milo M. Hastings, Reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley

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Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Reviewed by Mike Phelps

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”125003602X” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://www.sciphijournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/51dRzLAZrL.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”331″] Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Judd Trichter Reviewed by Mike Phelps You cannot read Judd Trichter’s Love in the … [continue]

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Review: Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Reviewed by Mike Phelps

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Review: Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory, reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0345501160″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310INX4snIL.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”375″] What if Carl Jung was on to something? Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory, reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley Del lives in an alternate … [continue]

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Glasshouse by Charles Stross, reviewed by Mike Phelps

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Review – Ctrl.Alt.Revolt by Nick Cole, reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley

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Unforgettable by Eric James Stone, reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1476781087″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VTdnWNDML.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”331″] Heisenberg’s Cat Burglar, Unforgettable by Eric James Stone Reviewed by Peter Sean Bradley This is a fun, engaging read. It’s not a … [continue]