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.

BOOK REVIEW: Lightning In The Blood

BOOK REVIEW: Lightning In The Blood

3 Apr, 2017

Lightning In The Blood is a delightful and astounding piece of world-building with character at the centre.

BOOK REVIEW: The Roboteer by Alex Lamb

BOOK REVIEW: The Roboteer by Alex Lamb

25 Mar, 2017

Humanity has been upgraded. Humanity has spread to the stars, upgraded with technology and genetic modification. For the billions left on Earth, those who have tampered with the human form are heretics. And so the unequal war began. But Earth has deployed a devastating new weapon and so one outworlder ship and their new Roboteer are sent on what seems to be a suicide mission to discover the origins of this new thread. What they find will change the universe and the human race, for ever.

BOOK REVIEW: Buffalo Soldier

BOOK REVIEW: Buffalo Soldier

23 Mar, 2017

Buffalo Soldier is a fascinating novella which creates a world quite unlike the one you expect it to be, but all too familiar to our own. With interesting characters and brimming with ideas, it is a great journey. Just be prepared, this may not be the story you were expecting; rather one that needs to be told.

BOOK REVIEW: Passing Strange

BOOK REVIEW: Passing Strange

14 Mar, 2017

A beautiful character focussed drama which rummages through all your emotions and illuminates a history all too often ignored in mainstream publications.

BOOK REVIEW: Agents of Dreamland

BOOK REVIEW: Agents of Dreamland

6 Mar, 2017

Agents of Dreamland is a brilliant but headache inducing novella which continues to demonstrate the strength of this move from Tor.

BOOK REVIEW: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

BOOK REVIEW: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

3 Mar, 2017

It’s rare to come across a short story collection that hits all your buttons in terms of content, quality and diversity, but The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories from Rebellion Publishing is a rare and magical thing indeed! Collected and edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, these stories include the visions of authors from around the world – Bangladesh, US, UK, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria and elsewhere – all concerned with the spirit of fire, the djinn.