Dinner at Deviant’s Palace

Today only, Amazon has made Tim Powers' early novel … [Read more...]

Galactic Patrol

E.E. "Doc" Smith is the father of the Space Opera, and Galactic Patrol is the first book in his classic Lensman series. (You can tell it's a classic series, because the cover tells you so.) Smith is often overlooked these days; his prose is purple, his plots are pulpy, and his characters aren't particularly complex. On the other hand, he's good fun; and as John C. Wright points out, Galactic Patrol...has no trace of cynicism, modernism, irony or any of the mustard gas of modern political … [Read more...]