The Accidental Time Machine – Joe Haldeman

In the not-too-distant future, MIT graduate student Matt Fuller has just completed a graviton generator for his professor. He tests it and it disappears, only to reappear a second later. Further experimentation shows that the generator has, quite by accident and unexplainably, acquired the ability to jump forward in time. Matt figures out a way to […]

When Diplomacy Fails… (Ripple Creek III) – Michael Z. Williamson

In the third installment of the Ripple Creek series, the crack team of Ripple Creek bodyguards is tasked to protect a government official and election candidate while she tours a backwater planet riddled with factional violence. While a solid entry in the series, I found this one to be slower moving than the others, at […]

The Quantum Thief (Jean Le Flambeur I) – Hannu Rajaniemi

Notorious thief Jean de Flambeur is broken out of prison by someone who wants to hire him. It is the future and everything is desperately cool with awesomely cool monikers. I didn’t get very far in this one. It is hopelessly mired in cool-sounding invented words and concepts, to the point of being almost impenetrable. Mr. […]