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Michael Swanwick's Stations of the Tide was like a breath of fresh wind into the science fiction field.
The early chapters had too many lists and throughout the book the choice to devote creative powers to the dark and mucky views made me impatient.
It won the Nebula Award for best novel that year and was also nominated for the Hugo Award, the Campbell Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
I have recently been on a mission to sample unfamiliar science fiction authors, and for the past few months have come up disappointed or unsatisfied with novels... Read more
In this book "the bureaucrat" visits a planet that undergoes years-long seasons of flood that cover 90% of the land. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marsapalto
I thought this book was OK, but not as good as I thought it would be since it is an award winner. It was somewhat slow and never really brought me in like a great story does.Published 15 months ago by Many Interests
This book reads like a sequel to a very good series that can handle having a horrible book thrown in the series. All in all it's just an awkward and difficult book to read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lauren Hall
This book has a lot more layers than it first appears when it begins. It starts as a simple story of a man trying to find a criminal on an alien world, soon to be submerged in... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mr Night
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It might not resonate with everyone, but if the beginning intrigues you, I can guarantee that it gets better from there.Published 23 months ago by Marshall Hampton
It's the Jubilee Year on the planet Miranda. Every 200 years the planet floods and humans must leave until Miranda's continents are reborn. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Kat Hooper
I read all the reviews that talk about how deep and layered the book is, how spectacular and thought provoking the end was, and wonder if we read the same book. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Sy
Very cool. Short, to-the-point, hard-ish science-fiction mystery (noirish... was that a "dame") novel (felt like a novella). Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by J. Dermeyer