Hugo Awards 2019: A few thoughts on the finalists

Earlier this month, the shortlist for the 2019 Hugo Awards were revealed. There's generally a massive gap between what I read/watch and what gets nominated, but I thought it would be fun to have a look through some of the nominees. BEST NOVEL The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal Record of a Spaceborn Few, … Continue reading Hugo Awards 2019: A few thoughts on the finalists

BOOK REVIEW: Northwest of Earth, by C.L. Moore

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Cosmic Horror/Adventure Pages: 343 Publication Date: 01/04/2019 (originally 1954) Verdict: 4/5   Humanity has spread across Earth, Mars and Venus. But in this glittering new age, there are darker forces at work. Our most ancient legends are derived from the horrors that dwell in outer space, and we will run … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Northwest of Earth, by C.L. Moore

BOOK REVIEW: Exodus, by Jamie Sawyer

-this review contains spoilers for The Eternity War: Pariah, proceed with caution- -A review of Pariah can be found here- Publisher: Orbit Series: The Eternity War (2) Genre: Military SF Pages: 480 Publication Date: 29/11/2018 Verdict: 5/5   Jenkins' Jackals return! Betrayed by one of their own and stranded in Directorate space, the crew of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Exodus, by Jamie Sawyer

BOOK REVIEW: Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper

Publisher: Sphere Series: Terro-Human Future History (#4) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 222 Publication Date: 1963 Verdict: 5/5   Thousands of years from now, the Galaxy is a barbaric place. In the Sword Worlds, the petty nobles squabble amongst themselves, sending out raiding parties to the ruins of the Old Federation. These raiders, known as Space … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper

AUDIO REVIEW: The Broken Cyborg, by Paul Shapera

Series: Fairypunk (#2) Genre: Biopunk Runtime: 1hr 12mins Cast: Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Corporation, Vivian Moonic, Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Adrienne Byrne Verdict: 5/5   There are two ways to listen to a Paul Shapera album. One is to just sit back and enjoy the music, the other is to work your way through the increasingly … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Broken Cyborg, by Paul Shapera

BOOK REVIEW: Broken Stars, edited by Ken Liu

Publisher: Head of Zeus Series: Standalone Genre: Various Pages: 479 Publication Date: 19/02/19 Verdict: 5/5   Sixteen short stories from Chinese SF, translated and collected by Ken Liu   Between Clarkesworld, Tor and Head of Zeus, there's never been a better time for an English-speaking reader to get into Chinese SF than now. Cixin Liu's¬†Remembrance … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Broken Stars, edited by Ken Liu