This week over at SF.DRB site:

Two Must-Read Recent Novels of the Fantastic ->

Avi Abrams reviews "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon and "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell -

"Just when you thought science fiction had safely settled into predictability and conventional form - along come two books that turn all those conventions upside-down, by writers who create their own impossible-to-classify sub-genres and do it with such ridiculous aplomb that the world immediately recognizes this as a SF "History in the Making"... and indeed, these books are as immensely entertaining as they are esoteric and complex."

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Also, on SF.DRB this week:

Frank Herbert's "Dune", Plus Other Often Overlooked Gems ->

M. Christian reviews "Dune", "The Santaroga Barrier" and "The Green Brain" by Frank Herbert -

"Everyone knows Herbert for his Dune books but what a lot of people, unfortunately, don’t know about this Grand Master of science fiction is that he’s written, in my mind at least, even better novels – and the Santaroga Barrier is one of them."

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Anonymous Will said...

Hi Avi, great post, I loved Cloud Atlas when I read it. Another book by David Mitchell is Black Swan Green, and that is my all time favourite book.

David Mitchell is definitely my favourite author I would encourage everybody to read his books.

Anonymous David Laidlaw said...

I would suggest that the Yiddish Policeman's Union is a form of Alternate History. For other examples see:


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