BOOK REVIEW: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Hyperion Cantos (#1) Genre: Space Opera/Literary SF Pages: 473 Publication Date: 1989 Verdict: 4/5 Seven pilgrims make their way to ancient Hyperion, to confront the dreaded Shrike and the Time Tombs. But what drives them on, and what will drive them apart? Hyperion is a novel that wears its influences proudly, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow And Claw, by Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Gollancz Series: The Book of the New Sun (#1-2) Genre: Science Fantasy Pages: 597 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 3/5   Severian is a torturer by trade, but that is not his nature. Exiled from his guild, he finds himself cast out into the strange landscape beyond the city he once called home . . … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow And Claw, by Gene Wolfe

BOOK REVIEW: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Hodder Genre: Dystopian Pages: 408 Publication Date: 1966 Verdict: 3/5 The Moon works hard, and Earth takes the fruit of that labour. Not all are happy with this arrangement, and some even seek to change it ... This is a multi-award winning book. That, however, doesn't mean I'm going to enjoy it. What earns … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein

BOOK REVIEW: On Basilisk Station, by David Weber

Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#1) Genre: Space Opera/Military SF Pages: 419 Publication Date: 1993 Verdict: 4/5 Honor Harrington has been given an impossible task. Protect a colony, avert a war and not get killed. It's obvious she's been set up to fail. But Honor is nothing if not determined . . . David Weber … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: On Basilisk Station, by David Weber

BOOK REVIEW: Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Hodder Series: Standalone Genre: Military SF Pages: 275 Publication Date: 1959 Verdict: 5/5   Thousands of years in the future, humanity is at war with an arachnid foe. The military is the last saving grace of human society, the wall that keeps out the barbarians. And of course being a soldier comes with its … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein

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