SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the first full review of these six, which is of G. M. Nair’s Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judgeContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair”

TBR & BEYOND: May 2022

We’re a third of the way through the year, and that means only one thing. It’s time for more books! May is looking to be a fairly quiet month, so I should be clear to read more than in April. There’s not much more to say than that, so here we go with this month’sContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: May 2022”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: April 2022

April passed me by faster than expected, partly because of a bank holiday, but also because of my return to LARP after two and a half years of coronavirus-inflicted absence. It was good to see people again (and better to dress up as a fish person for a weekend without receiving any odd looks) butContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: April 2022”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 4-6

These are my personal initial impressions of the books allocated to the At Boundary’s Edge team during Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFC. Ratings are subject to change as I take a closer look at each book. Full length reviews of each book will be posted once the whole team has had a chance toContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 4-6”

BOOK REVIEW: Kingdoms of Death, by Christopher Ruocchio

Book Four of The Sun Eater Published by Head of Zeus on 22nd March 2022 A grand space opera 501 pages For almost a century, Hadrian Marlowe has languished under house arrest as punishment for his ‘miracle’ at Berenike. But with the Cielcin tearing across the stars, the Sollan Empire must once more call uponContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Kingdoms of Death, by Christopher Ruocchio”

BOOK REVIEW: Memory’s Legion, by James S. A. Corey

A collection of 6 novellas and 2 short stories, all set in the universe of The Expanse Published by Orbit in 2022 Space Opera with a Hard SF edge 418 pages Earth, Mars. The Belt. Laconia. Beyond. As humanity reaches across the stars, there are countless stories to be told. Countless lives to lead. HereContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Memory’s Legion, by James S. A. Corey”

AUDIO REVIEW: Army of Dreamers, by Poison Garden

Click here for more music-related content The 2nd full-length album from Poison Garden 40 minutes and 34 seconds Steampunk Rock Released on 21/04/2022 I don’t think there’s a literary genre that has taken to music quite so well as steampunk. Yes, there is a lot of crossover between epic fantasy and power metal,, but steampunk’sContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Army of Dreamers, by Poison Garden”

BOOK REVIEW: Light Chaser, by Peter F. Hamilton & Gareth L. Powell

A standalone novella Published by Tor.com in 2021 Hard SF with a lot of romance 173 pages Amahle spends her life travelling the universe, collecting stories and memories from the hundreds of scattered human worlds. But one memory keeps returning, that of a man who knows her, and claims she is in terrible danger .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Light Chaser, by Peter F. Hamilton & Gareth L. Powell”

BOOK REVIEW: Elder Race, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

A standalone novella Published by Tor.com in 2021 Science Fantasy 198 pages When a demonic force ravages a nearby realm, Lynesse knows there is only one man who can save her world. But Nyr is not the sorcerer she thinks him to be, and his people’s highest principle is one of non-interference . . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Elder Race, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”