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The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (book review).

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (book review).

‘The All-Consuming World’ by Cassandra Khaw is a standalone Science Fiction novel. The Dirty Dozen, humans turned into clone-able cyborgs, disbanded forty years ago after one of their operations went horribly wrong, resulting in the deaths of two of their members, Johanna and Elise. Now their erstwhile leader, Rita, is gathering the remnants together to rescue Elise, […]

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Fire Of The Dark Triad By Asya Semenovich (book review).

August 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fire Of The Dark Triad By Asya Semenovich (book review).

‘Fire Of The Dark Triad’ is the debut novel from Asya Semenovich that is a space opera meets psycho-thriller with a difference. It examines the impact of the gene-based Dark Triad personality comprising narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism. Multiverse’s Mirror Earths were devoid of any intelligent beings, so Earth colonised them. Eventually some asked for and […]

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Light Chaser by Peter F Hamilton and Gareth L Powell (book review).

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Light Chaser by Peter F Hamilton and Gareth L Powell (book review).

‘Light Chaser’ by Peter F Hamilton and Gareth L Powell is a standalone space opera novella. Amahle is the light chaser the title refers to. Every thousand or so years in real time, she does a circuit of planets in the Domain to collect memory collars from the selected few and their descendants. In return, […]

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Supersymmetry (book two) by David Walton (book review).

July 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Supersymmetry (book two) by David Walton (book review).

‘Supersymmetry’by David Walton is the second novel in David Walton’s ‘Superposition’ duology. ‘Supersymmetry’ picks up the story fifteen years after the end of the first novel, ‘Superposition’. The varcolac, the creature composed of the complex quantum interactions of the particles, has been safely kept away from Earth. But now it is back and wants revenge […]

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Thin Air by Richard Morgan (book review)

June 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Thin Air by Richard Morgan  (book review)

‘Thin Air’ by Richard K. Morgan is standalone Science Fiction novel that takes place mainly on Mars. Hakan Veil used to be an overrider, a genetically engineered trouble-shooter with an inbuilt minder/computer to help him with his assignments. His company sent him round the Solar System to deal with potential emergencies and some of them […]

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Three Moments Of An Explosion by China Miéville (book review).

May 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Three Moments Of An Explosion by China Miéville (book review).

‘Three Moments Of An Explosion’ by China Miéville is an anthology of his 28 short Science Fiction, fantasy and horror stories. China Miéville is considered a main author of the New Weird genre. Although there is no single definition, there is some agreement about its facets. One is that it tends to break down barriers […]

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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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