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”

BOOK REVIEW: The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov

A collection of 28 short stories, each with an author’s introduction Published by Grafton in 1987 All manner of subgenres 320 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have read a lot of Isaac Asimov. In fact, I have a whole bookcase dedicated to him. He is one of those rare writers who managed a long career of bothContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Divination, by John French

Book Three of The Horusian Wars A collection of 12 short stories Focuses on the Inquisition Published by Black Library in 2019 Grimdark SF 340 pages ⭐⭐ Inquisitor Covenant defends the Imperium from threats within the Inquisition itself, but he does not do so alone. Here are the stories of his most loyal followers, fromContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Divination, by John French”

BOOK REVIEW: Jupiter Laughs, by Edmund Cooper

A collection of 15 short stories, with an introduction by the author Published by Coronet in 1971 Social SF 220 pages ⭐⭐⭐ Though I’m not the biggest fan of anthologies, a single-author collection can be a great way to scout out an author’s style, in both writing and themes. Even if I know absolutely nothingContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Jupiter Laughs, by Edmund Cooper”

BOOK REVIEW: The Gryb, by A.E. van Vogt

A collection of six stories Published by New English Library in 1976 172 pages ⭐ This is going to be a shorter review than usual, and there are two reasons for that. the first is page count. with six stories crammed into under two hundred pages, it’s hard to talk about The Gryb without justContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Gryb, by A.E. van Vogt”

BOOK REVIEW: The Best of World SF Volume 1, edited by Lavie Tidhar

Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Various Pages: 583 Publication Date: 01/042021 Verdict: 2/5   In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in authors from non-English speaking languages. Here in the UK, it certainly seems as though Head of Zeus are leading the charge when it comes to fiction from outside the AnglophoneContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Best of World SF Volume 1, edited by Lavie Tidhar”

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil and Other Stories, by Christopher Ruocchio

Publisher: Planet 9 Press Genre: Space Opera Pages: 459 Publication Date: 21/09/2021 Verdict: 5/5   Everyone knows the tale of Hadrian Marlow. But what of his brother Crispin, left to continue the family name on Delos? And what of the other men and women who populate the Sollan Empire? Here at last are their storiesContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil and Other Stories, by Christopher Ruocchio”