BOOK REVIEW: Cage of Souls, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Head of Zeus Series: Standalone Genre: Dying Earth Pages: 602 Publication Date: 04/04/2019 Verdict: 5/5   The sun is dying. The Earth is all but dead. The last of humanity is clustered in a single city, as corrupt as it is vulnerable. But Stefan Advani has bigger problems. . . I'll cut straight to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Cage of Souls, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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┬áRemembrance … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Broken Stars, edited by Ken Liu

BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction, Volume 2, by Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: WordFire Press Series: Selected Stories: Science Fiction (#2) Genre: Various Pages: 325 Publication Date: 29/01/19 Verdict: 4.75/5   Sixteen more stories from one of SF's modern greats.   As with Volume 1, this a series of short stories and novellas, each with an accompanying introduction from Anderson himself. Most of these are solo efforts, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Science Fiction, Volume 2, by Kevin J. Anderson

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

-This review conatins spoilers for┬áRevenger. Proceed with caution.- Publisher: Gollancz Series: Revenger (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 422 Release Date: 10/01/2019 Verdict: 4.5/5   In the rubble of our solar system, it's every man and woman for themselves. Sunjammers ply their dubious trade between thousands of tiny worlds, their solar sails carrying through the ruins … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Captain, by Alastair Reynolds

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Puzzler, by Eyal Kless

Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: Standalone Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 514 Verdict: 5/5   In the ruins of an ancient civilisation, humanity clings to survival. Rafik is a Puzzler - one of the few born with an innate ability to operate the mysterious technologies of the lost world. But in his remote, deeply religious village, this makes … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Puzzler, by Eyal Kless

BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett

-This review contains spoilers for ALL previous Gaunt's Ghosts novels. Proceed with caution- Publisher: Black Library Series: Gaunt's Ghosts (#15) Genre: Military SF/Grimdark Pages: 420 Publication Date: 24/01/2019 Verdict: 4/5   In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Commisar Ibram Gaunt and his men have survived three decades of war … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Anarch, by Dan Abnett

PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019

Another year approaches, bringing with it a buffet of science fictional delights. Here are some that I'm particularly looking forward to. January 10 The Shadow Captain - Alastair Campbell I have a rocky relationship with Campbell's writing, but this sequel to Revenger already has me intrigued. January 12 The Anarch - Dan Abnett The fifteenth … Continue reading PRIORITY TARGETS: Upcoming SF in 2019