This week, I’m reviewing the forthcoming novel from the Whitbread Novel Award-winner and Booker longlisted author Jim Crace. Thanks to Picador for providing me with a proof of the book for the purposes of this fair and unbiased review.
It’s the return of a familiar face this week, as I get to grips with one of Alastair Reynolds’ newest novels. Intended to be suitable as both a standalone novel and as a sequel, Inhibitor Phase is the latest entry in his revered Revelation Space sequence. But how does it compare to the rest? Read… Read More Book Review: Inhibitor Phase, by Alastair Reynolds
Today, I’m lucky to be reviewing the sequel to one of my favourite books of last year. Tim Jordan’s Glow blew me away with its high concept, high octane vision of an Earth ravaged by the nano-drug of the title. Can sequel Afterglow repeat the trick? Read on to find out! Warning – whilst I’ve… Read More Book Review: Afterglow, by Tim Jordan
Strike your best pose! This week, I’m focusing a critical eye on the drag and high fashion-tinged dystopia of Oliver K. Langmead’s Glitterati, out with Titan Books on the 17th May. What will I make of it? Read on to find out! This fair and unbiased review was conducted based on an electronic advance copy… Read More Book Review: Glitterati, by Oliver K. Langmead
This week, I’m diving into a debut – specifically, Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings, which is out with Solaris on the 12th of May. Both humanity’s past and future hang in the balance in this character driven slice of sci-fi, but what did I make of it? Read on to find out! This fair… Read More Book Review: Under Fortunate Stars, by Ren Hutchings
This week, I thought I’d try an author who’s new to me; specifically, Brian Catling (The Vorrh). As I’ve done previously, I decided to give a novella a go before diving into a series, and Earwig fits the bill nicely. Has it left me hungry for more though? Read on to find out!
This week, I’m reviewing the sequel to one of my top ten books of last year. Tim Pratt’s Doors of Sleep impressed me with its breezy narrative and loveable characters, but will Prison of Sleep be able to repeat the trick? Read on to find out!
This week’s book needs no introduction, but I’m going to do one anyway because something has to go in this space. It’s the Hugo and Locus Award-winning Hyperion. I’m sure we’ve all been left cold by award winners before though – could it be the case for me with Hyperion? If you follow me on… Read More Book Review: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
It’s finally happened – I have actually reviewed a full length Alastair Reynolds novel. Why has it taken me this long, seeing as my Twitter profile has gradually (over the last year or so) morphed into an Alastair Reynolds fan account? Simply put, it’s because everything else I’ve read (that wasn’t a novella) has been… Read More Book Review: House of Suns, by Alastair Reynolds
When I first heard about this week’s book, I knew I had to read it. Up for review this week is a title that’s not just a debut for its author, Kylie Whitehead, but the first book from a shiny new imprint, New Ruins (a collaboration between Dead Ink and Influx Press). It’s Absorbed, a… Read More Book Review: Absorbed, by Kylie Whitehead