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Scide Splitters: Four by Tenn

Scide Splitters: Four by Tenn

Scide Splitters examines four of William Tenn’s (relatively) lighter comedies: "Party of the Two Parts," "The Flat-Eyed Monster," "Lisbon Cubed," and "On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!" Read More »

Scide Splitters: Brooklyn Project by William Tenn

Scide Splitters: Brooklyn Project by William Tenn

"Brooklyn Project," William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis

Scide Splitters: Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis

Why does it always seem that romantic comedies are funnier at the beginning? Scide Splitters attempts to answer that question while reviewing Connie Willis’ Uncharted Territory. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 4 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 4 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects returns with its fourth annual anthology, this time engaging a theme of dark humor and including stories from the likes of George R. R. Martin, Mike Resnick, Eric Kaplan, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, ... Read More »

Scide Splitters: LoveStar by Andri Snaer Magnason

Scide Splitters: LoveStar by Andri Snaer Magnason

Andri Magnason spins a dark, humorous satire of a wildly absurd, near future that is not that far off from our current trajectory. Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Masculinist Revolt by William Tenn

Scide Splitters: The Masculinist Revolt by William Tenn

Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Brainz, Inc. by Ron Goulart

Scide Splitters: Brainz, Inc. by Ron Goulart

Scide Splitters examines reader recommend Brainz, Inc. – Ron Goulart’s hilarious and fast paced, SF detective novel. Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell

Scide Splitters: The Great Explosion by Eric Frank Russell

Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s hilarious classic, The Great Explosion – possibly the funniest libertarian science fiction novel ever written. Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Lunatics of Terra by John Sladek

Scide Splitters: The Lunatics of Terra by John Sladek

Daleks is and anagram for Sladek. This seemingly random bit of word play has everything and nothing to do with Scide Splitters’ review of John Sladek’s short story collection. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

I was first enticed to read Bill, the Galactic Hero, Harry Harrison’s darkly humorous take on military SF and space opera, by the funny illustration on the cover of the book (see right).  I was a teenager, late golden age, and had already learned tha... Read More »

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