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Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher (book review).

I‘ve read all of C.J.Cherryh ‘s ‘Alliance-Union’ books in recent years, including the ones that were only vaguely related in that they were also somewhere in space but bore no relation whatsoever to the main sequence of books. ‘Alliance Rising’ takes place in the main setting, a string of space stations spaced several light years […]

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Children Of Ruin (The Children Of Time novels book 2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

June 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Children Of Ruin (The Children Of Time novels book 2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review).

In Adrian Tchaikovsky’s 2015 novel ‘Children Of Time’, we followed some of the descendants of humanity as they travelled among the stars on voyages of hundreds or thousands of years, looking for earlier colonies of humans that had been sent out from a now dead Earth. This sequel, ‘Children Of Ruin’, follows a similar format, […]

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Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beneath The World, A Sea by Chris Beckett (book review).

When I read the cover blurb for Chis Beckett’s new novel ‘Beneath The World, A Sea’, it seemed vaguely familiar. A British policeman is sent to investigate the killings of the indigenous species of the Submundo Delta, the Muendes, whom the local human populace do not consider to be sentient. The Muendes mess with their […]

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Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Morhelion (The Long Game book 2) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

‘Morhelion’ follows on from Dominic Dulley’s debut novel, the breezy space opera adventure ‘Shattermoon’, bringing back the roguish and mismatched crew of the Dainty Jane to mix it up with a new batch of criminal gangs, opportunists, charming conmen and villainous authority figures. Grifter Orry, her younger brother Ethan and grizzled veteran Mender are once […]

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Atlas Alone (Planetfall 4) by Emma Newman (book review).

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Atlas Alone (Planetfall 4) by Emma Newman (book review).

‘Atlas Alone’ is the fourth novel set in Emma Newman’s ‘Planetfall’ universe, all of which I have enjoyed and found to be engaging and emotionally charged, with wonderfully complex characters and an intriguing background. Each of the first three novels stands alone and could be read in any order, but this book follows on directly […]

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Visions #1: Visions Of Home (magazine review).

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Visions #1: Visions Of Home (magazine review).

It’s been a long time since a new UK-based print genre magazine has appeared, so I was delighted to discover ‘Visions’, which has arrived to fill that void. When I started writing reviews years ago, I particularly concentrated on this type of publication, switching gradually to novel reviews as the magazines disappeared one by one. […]

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From Divergent Suns (book 3) by Sam Peters (book review)

April 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
From Divergent Suns (book 3) by Sam Peters  (book review)

After the tumultuous events of ‘From Darkest Skies’ and ‘From Distant Stars’, Agent Keon Rause of the Magenta police force is back in full swing, investigating a mysterious high-profile suicide. Working through the aftermath of discovering that his long-dead wife Alysha is actually alive, Agent Rause is attempting to get to the bottom of the […]

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Invisible Ecologies by Rachel Armstrong (book review).

April 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Invisible Ecologies by Rachel Armstrong (book review).

Rachel Armstrong’s second novel ‘Invisible Ecologies’ is subtitled ‘Songs Of The Ecocene II’ although, from what I could tell, it is unrelated to last year’s ‘Origamy’, which is now volume I of the series. The interesting thing about this series title, I thought, is that actually when you step back and think about what you’ve […]

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No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
No Way by S.J. Morden (book review).

Last year’s Martian thriller ‘One Way’ introduced us to Frank Kittridge, a convicted murderer who was offered a one-way ticket to Mars as part of an all-convict crew who would build a base for NASA’s astronauts to use in the future. It didn’t seem such a bad deal, it would just mean Frank serving out […]

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Shattermoon (The Long Game book 1) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shattermoon (The Long Game book 1) by Dominic Dulley (book review).

Dominic Dulley’s debut novel ‘Shattermoon’ is a non-stop, action-packed space opera that’s full of entertainment and all of the classic ingredients of adventure you might want. On the surface it’s a regular mix of bandits, smugglers and imperial navy ships with a sassy heroine, but it quickly takes on a character and charm of its […]

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