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David Burrows

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (31 of 40)
Location: London, UK
Birthday: 1 Mar
In My Own Words:
Reader of SF, all round geek (computers, comics, films etc.) Very bored of apocalypses, zombies, vampires & werewolves.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 470,662 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 40
Mophie Powerstation Duo for iPhone/iPads,Tablets a&hellip by Mophie
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It's basically just a big battery with USB ports but amazingly useful when your travelling. If you rely on your phone/ipad for business then I highly recommend getting one.
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Kim Stanley Robinson has always been a big canvas writer but some of his other series get bogged down in social commentary. 2312 manages to avoid this problem and delivers his best book yet, a landmark novel that give us a fantastically nuanced view of the future at the macro and micro scales.

His future is full of big science - space travel, terraforming, longevity treatments, A.I, ecosystem collapse & nanotech - but he blends this sense of wonder with a look into mankind's inner life. Humans are still very much human 300 years from now but extended lifespans have changed social mores. 2312 is at it's best when it looks into the inner life of it's Mercurial and Saturnian… Read more
Further: Beyond the Threshold by Chris Roberson
Further: Beyond the Threshold by Chris Roberson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If you've grown tired of the endless flow of post-armageddon doom fiction this is the antidote, a great book that harks back to classic sci-fi and just has fun with ideas.

Roberson takes that oldest of tropes, the "Sleeper Awakes", puts a bit of modern shine on it, then proceeds to take us on an all-too-short tour of 15,000 years hence. There's plenty to look at and enough adventure to keep the plot rolling along while we sightsee and get to know the characters. It's definitely a space opera, but a bit less full of itself than the "new" variety.

Admittedly there's a lot of things we've seen before in this future (wormhole networks, uplifted animals, uploaded… Read more

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