Friday, October 10, 2008

Podcast Review of John Varley's First Mars Novel, Red Thunder (2003)

When Brit Luke Burrage isn’t earning a living as a juggler, he reads science fiction books and reviews them via his Science Fiction Book Review Podcast.

Recently, Burrage reviewed Red Thunder (2003), the first of a trilogy of science fiction novels about Mars written by author John Varley. At nearly 33 minutes, Burrage's podcast is full of humor but has few positive comments about Varley's “Redneck Thunder,” which Burrage considers to be “vapid, insipid and stupid.” He gives Varley’s novel 1.5 stars out of a possible 5.

While Burrage seems to make some good points, we hope to read Red Thunder after we finish reading Varley's third novel about Mars, Rolling Thunder (2008), which hit bookstores in the United States last March.

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