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Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Abaddon’s Gate (book 3 of The Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

Note for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. The alien protomolecule has risen from Venus like ‘some titanic sea creature’ and travelled to the outer planets’ zone to form a Ring a thousand kilometres wide. A flotilla of science and military ships […]

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Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Caliban’s War (book 2 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey (book review).

‘Caliban’s War’ by James S. A. Corey is the second novel in the main ‘Expanse’ space opera series. Note: for those who have only watched ‘The Expanse’, there are significant sub-plot changes between the TV series and the novel. Tension is heightened between Mars and the United Nations on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, the breadbasket […]

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BristolCon 2019 Report (convention report)

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
BristolCon 2019 Report  (convention report)

BristolCon was a one-day Science Fiction and fantasy convention held on Saturday 26th October 2019 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, five minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Well, it would have been five minutes were it not for the roadworks and, of course, they closed some railway lines into the station for engineering works […]

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Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Deep Blue: The Second Species Trilogy book 2 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

‘Deep Blue’ by Jane O’Reilly, the second book in ‘The Second Species Trilogy’, is a space opera with a heavy leaning towards romance but not quite as we know it. Jinnifer Blue, Jinn to her friends, wakes up in the A2 prison ship, strapped to a bed and part way through forced treatment to have […]

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Blue Shift: The Second Species Trilogy book 1 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Blue Shift: The Second Species Trilogy book 1 by Jane O’Reilly (book review).

‘Blue Shift’ by Jane O’Reilly, the first book in ‘The Second Species Trilogy’, is a space opera with a heavy leaning towards romance but not quite as we know it. Jinnifer Blue is a pilot and, like all professional space pilots, is required to have ‘tellurium’ in her body to interface directly with spaceships. The […]

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Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Salvation (The Salvation Sequence book 1) by Peter F. Hamilton (book review).

‘Salvation’ by Peter F. Hamilton is the first book in an alien inclusive space opera trilogy, where the mode of space travel based on quantum spatial entanglement and the all too human need to extend healthy lives drives humanity and the story in interesting ways. The Neána aliens travelling through interstellar space pick up signals […]

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Every Thing About You by Heather Child (book review).

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Every Thing About You by Heather Child (book review).

‘Every Thing About You’ by Heather Child is a techno-thriller set in near future Britain, where automation and personalisation technologies have developed at a fast pace. Freya is having a bad day. Her new smartface wakes her up early to get her to work on time and reminds her it was a discarded birthday present […]

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