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Ghost Spin (Spin Trilogy book 3) by Chris Moriarty (book review).

April 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ghost Spin (Spin Trilogy book 3) by Chris Moriarty (book review).

‘Ghost Spin’ by Chris Moriarty, the third novel in the Spin trilogy, is a blend of cyber-noir, space opera and techno-thriller. Cohen is a 400 year-old emergent AI and the oldest. The scientists had at first tried to replicate him, but each attempt committed AI-suicide. He is therefore unique. Others emerged, but none with the […]

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The Rage Room by Lisa de Nikolits (book review).

February 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Rage Room by Lisa de Nikolits (book review).

‘The Rage Room’ by Lisa de Nikolits is a near future dystopian Science Fiction novel. Sharps Barkley grew up angry and remains angry. We first meet him the rage room venting his anger by smashing up everything to hand. He cannot face going back to work the following day after a year off on paternity, […]

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Gallowglass by S.J. Morden (book review).

January 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Gallowglass by S.J. Morden (book review).

‘Gallowglass’ by S.J. Morden is near future novel set at first on Earth, then later in space and on the Moon. Despite climate change making things difficult on Earth in 2069, the mega-rich have built fortresses for their families against both climate and intruders, make profits wherever they can, including asteroid mining, indulge in their […]

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The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven & Matthew Harrington (book review).

December 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven & Matthew Harrington (book review).

‘The Goliath Stone’ by Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington is standalone novel set between 2026 and 2052. Toby Glyer as a child, learnt about the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. He had nightmares for a month afterwards. Then he decided he would do something about it when he grew up. And he did! He […]

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The Curve Of The Earth by Simon Morden (book review).

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Curve Of The Earth by Simon Morden (book review).

‘The Curve Of The Earth’ by Simon Morden is the fourth Metrozone novel featuring Doctor Samuel Petrovitch, a genius with plenty of Russian swearwords in post-apocalyptic London. By the start of this novel, Samuel Petrovitch has acquired various cybernetic replacements and a built-in AI, Michael, also known as the ‘New Machine Jihad’. He is part […]

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Saints Of Salvation (The Salvation Sequence Trilogy book 3) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

November 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Saints Of Salvation (The Salvation Sequence Trilogy book 3) by Peter F Hamilton (book review).

‘Saints Of Salvation’ by Peter F Hamilton is the third novel in his ‘Salvation Sequence Trilogy’ of grand scale space opera. This picks up from the second novel ‘Salvation Lost’ on both story threads, the near future strand at the start of the twenty-third century and the far future that we discover during the course […]

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Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason (book review).

October 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason (book review).

‘Space Station Down’ by Ben Bova and Doug Beason is a standalone near future Science Fiction thriller. The Americans and the Russians, with contributions from other nations, run the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians are so hungry for cash that they had flown up 36 multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) for the Americans on […]

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Superposition (book one) by David Walton (book review).

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Superposition (book one) by David Walton (book review).

 ‘Superposition’ by David Walton is the first novel in a science fiction duology from 2015. Jacob Kelley used to be a top-notch scientist at the New Jersey Super Collider (NJSC) and had given up his job a few years back to get away from its politics. He is now enjoying being a teacher and has […]

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Friendly Fire: book two of The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith (book review).

August 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Friendly Fire: book two of The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire’ by Gavin Smith is the second novel in the ‘The Bastard Legion’ trilogy. Miska Corbin, ex-United States Marine Corps Special Operations Raider Regiment and CIA black operative has taken over a prison barge with some 6,000 inmates. Her aim was to find who among them killed her father. The CIA’s […]

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Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (book review).

‘Legion: Skin Deep’ by Brandon Sanderson is the second novella in the ‘Legion’ trilogy. Stephen Leeds can remember exactly everything he has seen and heard but the way he brings back these memories is highly unusual. He imagines real people that specialise in subjects who tell him what he needs to know. There is Ivy […]

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