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 ★★★★☆

Poetry #6 – Lonely Dwarf

Lonely Dwarf They call you dwarf and I wonder if it’s not a reference to your size so much as a term of respect. Oldest of all, your experience surely dwarfs all others and your brightness is second to none. What is left, after all, once you have burned so bright, been a beacon for … Continue reading Poetry #6 – Lonely Dwarf

Review – The Word for World is Forest, Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★☆

It's been a while since I read The Word for World is Forest but I can still remember its message clearly in my mind. I feel like Le Guin doesn't particularly try to hide her underlying point but that was never inhibiting to the story. This book tells a tragic tale of colonisation and oppression with … Continue reading Review – The Word for World is Forest, Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★☆

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 – The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury ★★★★★

I will never get tired of reading these stories. It feels like I read Bradbury's science fiction in sepia tone and each story is accompanied by a wave of nostalgia. Some are hopeful and simply short, elegant and beautiful, but others have the ability to set you on edge and make you ask real questions … Continue reading Review – The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury ★★★★★

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 – The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★★

There's a complexity to The Left Hand of Darkness that goes far beyond the surface. I loved this book for the fact that its science fiction elements are the elements that are the easiest to understand; the ones that require a greater effort are the human elements littered throughout the pages. An envoy visiting a new … Continue reading Review – The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★★

Review – The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi ★★★★★

Oh my God! I loved this book! It was such a great way to end the year and I feel like it has taken me back to my SFF roots for the start of the new year and the new decade. John Scalzi, I salute you! The Interdependency―humanity’s interstellar empire―is on the verge of collapse. … Continue reading Review – The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi ★★★★★

Review – The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi ★★★★☆

This is the space opera I have been looking for and it didn't take any jedi mind tricks to convince me of that! The Collapsing Empire gets of to a flying start and I was immeditately enraptured by this universe. The Interdependency is an empire built from different space systems which are all linked by … Continue reading Review – The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi ★★★★☆