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The Immunity Index by Sue Burke (book review).

May 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Immunity Index by Sue Burke (book review).

In an America, not far from the one we know, The Prez is calling for calm. The cold that’s going around is not the deadly Sino virus. Just wave your flag and everything will be fine. Berenike puts out the flags like her boss ordered and counts down the days ‘til revolution. Avril was nearly […]

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The Last Watch (The Divide Series book 1) by J.S. Dewes (book review).

April 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Last Watch (The Divide Series book 1) by J.S. Dewes (book review).

Once upon a time the universe began with a bang and started to expand. Until it stopped. On one side there are stars, planets and all the varied life of the universe. On the other, there is nothing but a black, lifeless void. The line between two is the Divide. A place of strange gravitational […]

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The Frozen Crown (Warrior Witch Duology book 1) by Greta Kelly (book review).

February 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Frozen Crown (Warrior Witch Duology book 1) by Greta Kelly (book review).

Emperor Radovan has taken six wives, one from each of the nation’s he has conquered. All six have died. Each marriage brought with it a brief moment of peace which shattered as each princess fell to her death from Radovan’s tower. The kingdom of Seravesh is the latest country to be ground under the expansionist […]

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The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (book review).

February 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (book review).

Evelyn Caldwell is at the height of her scientific career but her personal life has disintegrated. Her husband, Nathan, has left her for his pregnant mistress. Her husband has stolen her research and built himself a bespoke partner named Martine, a clone of Evelyn but softer, easier and quieter. Highly aware of the sexism in […]

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The Last Emperox (The Interdependency book 3) by John Scalzi (book review).

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Last Emperox (The Interdependency book 3) by John Scalzi (book review).

The barely understood spatial phenomena called the Flow has allowed ships to leap across the vastness of space between human colonies. It is the Flow that has allowed the Interdependency to flourish for a thousand years. The precarious civilisation of the Interdependency is coming to an end. Cardenia Wu-Patrick ascended the throne to become Emperox […]

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Lleydrin (Lleydrin Chronicles book 1) by J.B. Morgan (ebook review).

December 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lleydrin (Lleydrin Chronicles book 1) by J.B. Morgan (ebook review).

Lleydrin is a planet at the back of beyond. It has few space vessels, few imports and few exports. It’s one city is walled against the jungle surrounding it. The jungle is lethal, full of poisonous snakes and plants, giant dinosaur-like beasts. Kier is heir to the throne of Lleydrin and, like everyone else, has […]

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The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency Sequence book 2) by John Scalzi (book review).

December 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency Sequence book 2) by John Scalzi (book review).

The Interdependency began a thousand years ago when the first Emperox, Rachela, united humanity’s far flung settlements. Each space station, moonbase and planet needed the others to survive but practicality does not forge an empire, so Rachela also founded a religion. Rachela’s prophecies have guided the rather secular Church of the Interdependency and helped bring […]

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The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency Series book 1) by John Scalzi (book review).

November 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency Series book 1) by John Scalzi (book review).

For a thousand years, the Emperox has ruled over the Interdependency, a network of space stations, domed lunar cities and one planet stretching across 48 star systems. Connecting these far flung outposts is a spatial phenomenon known as the Flow, a series of vaguely understood streams that allow ships to cross the depths of space […]

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To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini (book review).

November 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini (book review).

Humanity has reached the stars. Across nine star systems only one alien artefact has been found and that remains a complete mystery. The dream of finding intelligent alien life drove Kira Navárez to become a xenobiologist. She has spent years, both in real time and cryo-sleep, travelling through space assessing planets for colonisation. They were […]

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The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (book review).

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (book review).

There are 380 other versions of our Earth. Only one has discovered how to travel between them, Earth Zero, and they’ve found it quite lucrative. There’s just one drawback, if you want to survive travelling to another Earth, the other version of you must be dead or you will die from extreme and inexplicable, crush […]

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