AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

-Thanks to Paul and his team for sending me a free copy (and all the lyrics)- Genre: Noir/Dieselpunk Runtime: 1hr 7mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Candice Price, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 5/5 Having tackled every punk suffix from steam- to cyber- to atom- to fairy-, and written everything from transgender cyborgs … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray

Publisher: Hutchinson Genre: Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Pages: 424 Publication Date: 06/02/2019 Verdict: 5/5 The year is 2059, and the Earth has stopped spinning. Half the world freezes in perpetual night while the other burns in never-ending sunlight. In the thin strip of survivable land, Britain languishes under a draconian new government. Coming home to visit a dying … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray

BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

-Major spoilers for Embers of War and Fleet of Knives- Publisher: Titan Series: Embers of War (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 364 Publication Date: 18/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 With a seemingly unstoppable armada of alien vessels tearing through civilised space, thins are looking pretty bleak for Trouble Dog and her crew. Heading for the one safe haven … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars, by Gareth L. Powell

BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

-Spoilers for Revenger and Shadow Captain- Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Space Opera Series: Revenger (#3) Pages: 602 Publication Date: 30/01/2020 Rating: 4/5   Arafura and Adrana, the sisters Ness, have embraced their pirate reputation. But raiding ships throughout the ruins of the solar system is not an easy life, and it only gets harder when the … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bone Silence, by Alastair Reynolds

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

As we head into the futuristic space year 2020, it's time to look ahead at what sort of SF we're going to be treated to. This list is by no means comprehensive, as I'm not the omniscient superbeing I'd like to be. But here's a sampling of what we can look forward to. All dates … Continue reading THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson

-Spoilers for Skyward, and mild spoilers for Starsight- Publisher: Gollancz Series: Skyward (2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 457 Publication Date: 28/11/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Spensa has uncovered the truth. That the aliens who assault her world are in fact jailers with all of humanity as their prisoners. When an opportunity presents itself to infiltrate the enemy … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson