BOOK REVIEW: Seventh Decimate

BOOK REVIEW: Seventh Decimate

17 Nov, 2017

The author who sold enough books in the ’80s to give every Scottish person two copies returns, at age seventy, with the first book in a new trilogy. Does he still have the old spark? And what are the implications if the answer to that question is “no”?

BOOK REVIEW: A Matter of Oaths

BOOK REVIEW: A Matter of Oaths

7 Nov, 2017

The short time we spend in this universe is wonderful and it is another fine novel fully deserving of the republishing it is getting.

BOOK REVIEW: Infinity Wars

BOOK REVIEW: Infinity Wars

15 Sep, 2017

A very strong collection with something in it for everyone. This does indeed showcase some of the best writers in the business looking at an old trope in a new way, as such proving once again the great value of this series.

BOOK REVIEW: Warlock Holmes and the Hellhound of the Baskervilles

BOOK REVIEW: Warlock Holmes and the Hellhound of the Baskervilles

10 Sep, 2017

Warlock Holmes is an idiot. A font of arcane power, certainly, but he’s brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn’t deduce his way out of a paper bag. Warlock Holmes and the Hellhound of the Baskervilles is the new book from G.S. Denning

BOOK REVIEW: Crosstalk

BOOK REVIEW: Crosstalk

5 Sep, 2017

Connie Willis is an exceptional genre writer. Her 17 novels and numerous awards testify as much. In Crosstalk she puts her considerable talents to the test in what is described on the cover as a sci-fi rom-com. Wait. For those put off by that tag, let’s examine the evidence.

BOOK REVIEW: Red Gods Sing

BOOK REVIEW: Red Gods Sing

28 Jul, 2017

A reasonably interesting sequel, combining politics with heart. It does not really manage to distinguish itself significantly in a crowded field but builds nicely on the ideas in the first book. If you enjoy your robots in love you can certainly do worse.

BOOK REVIEW: The Rift by Nina Allan

BOOK REVIEW: The Rift by Nina Allan

21 Jul, 2017

It’s always exciting to discover a genre voice with a different perspective. I read Nina Allan’s 2014 debut The Race last year which I thought had huge potential. On completion of her new novel The Rift I knew that potential had already been reached.

BOOK REVIEW: GENESIS FLEET: VANGUARD

BOOK REVIEW: GENESIS FLEET: VANGUARD

9 Jun, 2017

Jack Campbell returns to his Lost Fleet universe with that most unpredictable of beasts: the prequel series.

BOOK REVIEW: Food of the Gods

BOOK REVIEW: Food of the Gods

2 Jun, 2017

This book continues to demonstrate why Cassandra Khaw is one of the most exciting new authors writing in the field of fantasy.

BOOK REVIEW: Proof of Concept

BOOK REVIEW: Proof of Concept

17 Apr, 2017

At its surface Proof of Concept is a traditional piece of hard science fiction with strong character work, confounded by philosophy and trying to tear down the basic binary thinking that can hold people back.