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At The Speed Of Light by Simon Morden (book review).

January 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
At The Speed Of Light by Simon Morden (book review).

‘At The Speed Of Light’ by Simon Morden is a standalone novella that is a crossover between space opera and hard Science Fiction. This is a rarity and therefore to be enjoyed for its freshness of approach. Does it deliver? Corbyn wakes up in a hibernation tank covered in gel with a voice giving him […]

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Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction on Climate Change, edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

November 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Welcome To The Greenhouse: New Science Fiction on Climate Change, edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

‘Welcome To The Greenhouse’ is an anthology edited by Gordon Van Gelder. He asked 16 writers ‘who speculate about the future to consider the subject of climate change’ back in 2011. It should be emphasised this is commenting on impact of changing the climate, not offering solutions. There were two exceptions. The first is the […]

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers (book review).

October 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bewilderment by Richard Powers (book review).

‘Bewilderment’ by Richard Powers is a literary Science Fiction novel, set in a world very similar to our own or in the very near future, take your pick. Theo Bryne is an astrophysicist, searching for signs of life on exo-planets. He is also a widower with a nine year-old son, Robin, who is prone to […]

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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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