BOOK REVIEW: Sinopticon, edited by Xueting Christine Ni

Translated by Xueting Christine Ni A collection of 13 short stories translated from Chinese into English Published by Solaris in 2021 Features a variety of science fiction subgenres 427 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Like a lot of anglophone science fiction readers, I was first introduced to Chinese SF by Cixin Liu (via the work of translators KenContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Sinopticon, edited by Xueting Christine Ni”

BOOK REVIEW: Assassin’s Orbit, by John Appel

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Space Opera Pages: 430 Publication Date: 22/07/2021 Verdict: 2/5   Generations after fleeing an Earth devastated by the Unity Plague, the remnants of humanity once more learn that divisions come with a price. Diplomatic talks are cut short by the most brutal murders in recent history, and the worst may yet beContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Assassin’s Orbit, by John Appel”

BOOK REVIEW: The Recollection, by Gareth L. Powell

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Space Opera/Time Travel Pages: 420 Publication Date: 2011 Verdict: 4/5   When Ed’s brother disappears into a mysterious portal, he and his brother’s wife Alice embark on a trip to find their missing relative. Four hundred years later, spacefarer Kat Abdulov embarks on her own race against time . . . AsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Recollection, by Gareth L. Powell”

BOOK REVIEW: One Day All This Will Be Yours, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Solaris Genre: Time Travel Pages: 138 Publication Date: 04/03/2021 Verdict: 5/5   At the end of time, there is a man. The last survivor of a war that has destroyed history. Alone for eternity, the man eats, sleeps, farms, and feeds his pet Allosaurus. He also does everything he can to keep a singleContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: One Day All This Will Be Yours, by Adrian Tchaikovsky”