This week, I have a timely (for me) review of Ray Nayler’s The Mountain in the Sea – timely because it’s just been shortlisted for the Nebula. Let’s see what all the fuss is about. This fair and unbiased review was conducted based on a free proof copy provided by the publisher.
Long time no see! This week, I emerge from the reviewing wilderness to give my thoughts on Frontier by Grace Curtis, one of the first books from the newly formed Hodderscape imprint – you might be familiar with them through social media, where they are an active and cheerful participant. If a futuristic Western sounds… Read More Book Review: Frontier, by Grace Curtis
This week, I’m reviewing the new short story collection from the living legend that is Alan Moore. Illuminations promises much, but does it deliver? Read on to find out!
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
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
This week, I’m playing catch-up by reviewing a book which passed me by when it first came out in 2020. Crazy really, when you consider what it’s about and how closely it aligns with the sort of thing I normally read and review! It’s time to correct this slip up anyway, by finally tackling Simon… Read More Book Review: The Vanished Birds, by Simon Jimenez
Choose virtual reality. Choose robotic nuns. Choose void-spawned assassins. Choose drug-fuelled immortality. Choose the book that has them all, and more besides. This week, I’m reviewing Glow, the debut novel from Tim Jordan, published by Angry Robot. This fair and unbiased review was conducted with gratitude for the free electronic copy of the book which… Read More Book Review: Glow, by Tim Jordan
For my final Vintage Sci-fi Month review, I decided to tackle Robert A. Heinlein’s 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land. Timeless classic or dated doorstop? Read on to find out my thoughts. This review contains an affiliate link to Bookshop.org, which will earn me a commission if used, and will help to support independent… Read More Book Review: Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein