BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young

A standalone novel Published by Simon & Schuster First published in 2000 An apocalyptic social SF 348 pages A deadly plague ravages the Earth, killing eighty-five percent of the population. And perhaps they are the lucky ones. For those who survive the disease suffer visions of alien origin, and are overcome by a strange compulsion,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge, by Janine Ellen Young”

AUDIO REVIEW: Lux, by Brandon Sanderson & Steven Michael Bohls

Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Series: Texas Reckoners (#1) Genre: Superhero Publisher: Mainframe Runtime: 13hrs 56mins Release Date: 22/07/2021 Verdict: 3/5 The day his brother died, Jax swore an oath to destroy the Epics – the superpowered villains who now rule the world. Throwing himself in with a resistance group called the Reckoners, he trains as anContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Lux, by Brandon Sanderson & Steven Michael Bohls”

BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Tomorrow Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 184 Publication Date: 14/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 The Earth is burning. As the last of the rich and famous depart for a new life in space, those less fortunate scrape out a living to make the wealthies’ dreams a reality. Tasked with investigating a power supply issue, Firewalker Mao will uncoverContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Firewalkers, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”

BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Orb Genre: Time Travel Series: Galactic Empire (#3) Pages: 255 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 3/5 Joseph Schwartz, aged sixty two, is accidentally propelled thousands of years into the future. Stranded in an unfamiliar Earth, he learns of a conspiracy that could endanger the entire Galaxy. And also ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: The Supernova Era, by Cixin Liu

Translator: Joel Martinsen Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Social SF Pages: 442 Publication Date: 22/10/2019 (this translation) Rating: 5/5 Eight light years away, a star has gone supernova. The radiation burns across the Earth, giving every human being a lethal dose. Every human, that is, over the age of thirteen. It is these children whoContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Supernova Era, by Cixin Liu”

BOOK REVIEW: The Puzzler’s War, by Eyal Kless

-spoilers for The Lost Puzzler– Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Series: The Tarakan Chronicles (#2) Pages: 546 Publication Date: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Centuries from now, the world lies in ruins. Across a wasteland marked by radiation and ruins, the survivors of humanity fight over what little is left. But while some do so in search ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Puzzler’s War, by Eyal Kless”

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 dyingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Last Day, by Andrew Hunter Murray”

BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams

-Spoilers for The Stars Now Unclaimed– Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: The Universe After (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 308 Publication Date: 08/08/2019 Verdict: 5/5 Three years after joining the ranks of the Justified, Esa assists her mentor Jane in tracking down children with unique gifts. But they are not the only ones searching, and theirContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Chain Across the Dawn, by Drew Williams”

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 enemyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson”

BOOK REVIEW: The Wizard of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt

Publisher: New English Library Series: Empire of the Atom (#2) Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Pages: 174 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 4/5   Usually when reviewing book 2 in a series, I include a spoiler warning for the first book. Not today. Not for this. Because even if you have read Empire of the Atom, none of itContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Wizard of Linn, by A.E. Van Vogt”