Solaris by Stanisław Lem

Solaris by Stanisław Lem, isn’t your genre-generic science fiction novel. It’s a medley of discovery, an alien planet, an intelligence that inhabits the oceans, and an unravelling of the human mind when confronted with an unaccustomed and strange new interaction. Lem’s writing style is unique. A must read for those who like to go deep into the how’s and why’s of everything. Preview the book.

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Foundation by Isaac Asimov

An essential science fiction read; Asimov’s Foundation is an ideas novel. Concepts woven into the story stretch the imagination enough to keep a reader engrossed, without snapping the narrative into the realm of fantasy.

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Review: Machine World

Book review of Machine World, a space mercenary science fiction novel authored by B. V. Larson.

Intense battles on a uniquely specialized world.

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Review: Sword

Book review of Sword, a galactic empire science fiction novel authored by D. Rebbitt.

Epic storytelling. Larson’s style meets Lozito’s flair with a pinch of Walker’s pace.

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What is the Kardashev Scale?

Conceptualized by Nikolai Kardashev, a Russian astronomer, the Kardashev Scale is a way to determine how advanced a civilization is, based on the amount of energy the civilization consumes. Kardashev had initially made three categorizations, Type 1 is a planetary civilization which is able to store and use all the energy available on its own planet from its own star, Type 2 being a stellar civilization which is able to harness and utilize the energy of its entire star and a stellar system (a close group of stars) and Type 3, a galactic civilization which is capable of harvesting all the energy from across its own galaxy.

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