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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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Blood Orbit (A Gattis File Novel) by K.R. Richardson (book review).

July 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Blood Orbit (A Gattis File Novel) by K.R. Richardson (book review).

‘Blood Orbit’ by K. R. Richardson is ‘A Gattis File’ novel. Eric Matheson has left his rich powerful family behind and is ‘five months and six days’ out of the police academy. He has been sent to the planet Gattis where the Gattis Corporation runs the law enforcement. This is reflected in their titles: an […]

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Uranus (Outer Planets Trilogy book 1) by Ben Bova (book review).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Uranus (Outer Planets Trilogy book 1) by Ben Bova (book review).

‘Uranus’ by Ben Bova is the first novel in the ‘Outer Planets Trilogy’. Uranus is the seventh planet in our Solar System but, unlike the other gas giants, its ocean has been sterilised of life. It becomes a backwater where nobody wanted to go ‘until the self-styled Reverend Kyle Umber conceived his plan of building […]

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The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

April 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Bastard Legion: book one by Gavin Smith (book review).

‘The Bastard Legion’ by Gavin Smith is the first novel in the ‘The Bastard Legion trilogy. Miska Corbin, ex-United States Marine Corps Special Operations Raider Regiment and ex-CIA is on a personal mission to find out who killed her Dad, Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Corbin, USMC retired. It was a very professional hit. Her CIA handler […]

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