Review – Goodbye to the Sun, Jonathan Nevair ★★★★☆

Goodbye to the Sun is a space opera which will immediately fool you in to believing in its world and its politics. Unlike some stories, it's not flat and only relying on what's on the page before you. It feel as though there is so much more that you can almost see beyond what is … Continue reading Review – Goodbye to the Sun, Jonathan Nevair ★★★★☆

Review – Piranesi, Susanna Clarke ★★★★★

On the back cover of Piranesi is a short comment by David Mitchell which describes the book as an 'exquisite puzzle-box'. There is no better way to describe this book. It's mysterious and intriguing, something that draws you in and demands your undivided attention until you know the answer. It is beautifully crafted and will … Continue reading Review – Piranesi, Susanna Clarke ★★★★★

Review – Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein ★★★★☆

This is my first review in a while so let's see how it goes. I've got quite a big backlog of books ready to be reviewed so hopefully I can highlight some of my favourite reads of the past few months. Double Star was a fantastic science fiction story. It's old fashioned, in the best … Continue reading Review – Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein ★★★★☆

Review – Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel ★★★★★

It has taken me far too long to get to this review. I read Station Eleven back in 2017 and loved everything about it. Set in a dystopian future, ravaged by a relentless virus, Station Eleven follows a group of travelling actors as they try to preserve a bit of humanity in the most inhospitable of times. That's … Continue reading Review – Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel ★★★★★

Review – American Gods, Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆

I have wanted to read this book for so long and finally I got round to it. American Gods is a sprawling tale of modern myths and legends. It tracks the path of Shadow as he treks across America in the service of Mr Wednesday who employs him the day he is released from prison. … Continue reading Review – American Gods, Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆

Review – The Last Emperox, John Scalzi ★★★★☆

For the past few months I've been living in fear of the idea that John Scalzi wouldn't know how to close out his Interdependency trilogy. This series has been my first experience of his writing and I can now say that my fears were way off! The Last Emperox is like a great dessert at the end … Continue reading Review – The Last Emperox, John Scalzi ★★★★☆

Review – New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★☆

Prior to New York 2140, the only other work by Kim Stanley Robinson I had read was Red Mars, the first in his Mars trilogy. Now that I have followed that up with New York 2140 though, I don't know why I have avoided his books for so long! In fact, that could be misleading as I haven't … Continue reading Review – New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★☆

Review – Astrobiology #1, Seth Jacob ★★★★☆

After backing this on Kickstarter about a year ago, I've finally received my copy and found the time to sit down and read through Astrobiology #1. It's a beautifully put together comic book about (surprise, surprise) an astrobiologist, Dr Leopold Bell, on the hunt for new species out in the universe regardless of the risk … Continue reading Review – Astrobiology #1, Seth Jacob ★★★★☆

Review – Lord Foul’s Bane, Stephen Donaldson ★★☆☆☆

I have a very mixed relationship with this book. I was so (and possibly too) excited to start after I was given it for Christmas. As far as fantasy books go, it sounded pretty great, having all the usual elements but then a key twist to the formula and I loved the look and feel … Continue reading Review – Lord Foul’s Bane, Stephen Donaldson ★★☆☆☆