Jalapeno Score: 39/50 Overall Impression:  Reading Planetfall instilled controversial feelings in me. I am going to write this review with some spoilers, because I don’t think I can otherwise express myself properly.  If you read other reviews, there are some people who did not like the controversial aspects of the story, and you can decide […]

Thousands of science fiction fanciers anticipate August 20, 2016 more than Christmas and Birthday altogether. This is the date when the Hugo Awards will be selected from the shortlisted candidates. From over 4000 submissions this year, only 85 survived the initial voting (that’s five per each of the 17 categories). We all know Hugo Awards. […]

Read Exclusive Interview with Branden Frankel! Jalapeno Score: 42/50 Overall Impression:  Oh so sad, melodramatic, and dreary this “Snowfall on Mars” is. And I loved it. It had a decent amount of terraformation science, hardships on a hostile planet, quirks of a degraded and disillusioned society, religious cult extremes reminiscent of Holocaust or Jonestown massacre, gripping […]

Jalapeno Score: 47/50 Overall Impression:  Remember the first time you watched the ‘Matrix’? Remember, how that movie messed with your perception of the reality? This is the analogy that came to my mind when I read the “Dark orbit”, a visionary sci fi novel by Carolyn Ives Gilman. “Dark Orbit” is a strong contender in the […]