A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
 

A Memory Called Empire

ARC Review

 
Frostgrave and Carnevale – Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews
 

Frostgrave and Carnevale

Two Skirmish Wargame Reviews

 
The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab
 

The Steel Prince

New Release Comic Review

 

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Mind Machines by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires

Mind Machines by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
3.5

I’ll confess: I’ve still not made the switch from physical book to ebook. I’m lingering on the border still, but more on the side of print. I only really step into the Kindle realm if there’s an offer on. It was through a notification from the Kindle app on my phone that this title was […]

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
4

Sometimes trips to the local charity shop can be a bust. There are however rare occasions where you’ll find a gem. For me, that gem was Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Confession time: the only other works by Gaiman that I’ve read are The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stardust, Hansel & Gretel […]

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
4

As a big fan of titles by Becky Chambers and Pierce Brown, this space adventure by Sanderson sounded like a no brainer. In the online announcement that Sanderson made, he noted that it would be sold under the young adult branch in the US but under science fiction in the UK; it definitely felt like […]

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Neuromancer by William Gibson

Neuromancer by William Gibson
4

As debut novels go, this one kicks arse. Written in 1984, Gibson’s cyberpunk tale was a culmination of various cult influences and pressure from a looming deadline. We’re introduced to body modifications, cybernetic implants, and ‘the matrix’ – an online information highway. Bear in mind that the World Wide Web wasn’t invented by Tim Berners-Lee […]

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Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
4

Autumn is here and right around the corner is Halloween. I usually pass on scary books and films because I like my sleep. But, as it’s the time of year for it, I picked up one of the books that has resided on my TBR pile for a while: Let the Right One In by […]

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Legend by David Gemmell

Legend by David Gemmell
4

Legend introduces us to a tribe called the Drenai, who feature in 12 other books by Gemmell which form The Drenai Saga. Under attack from the Nadir, all is seemingly lost, but as a menagerie of characters merge together, they become an unstoppable force defending against the sieges of the Nadir. The initial irritation for […]

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Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
5

If you’ve not read any of the three titles by Becky Chambers, I suggest you have a little word with yourself and seek them out immediately. If you’ve not heard of Becky Chambers, then where have you been? Her first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was the first book I managed […]

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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
4

If ever there was a case to be made for not judging a book by its cover, this is it. The cover sat before me shows the face of a planet in hues of blue. The only thing it’s safe for you to deduce is that the novel is set in space. To be honest, […]

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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
4

My first introduction to The Man in the High Castle was not in printed format – I first watched the adaptation that Amazon produced. I was intrigued by the concept of an alternate reality where World War II culminates in the triumph of the Axis powers. The first season of the show was gripping and […]

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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
3.5

The second in the new series published by Penguin called DC Icons, these YA novels take a look back on the teen lives of popular DC heroes. The ground was safely and greatly broken by Wonder Woman: Warbringer, which I reviewed in January. Nightwalker, handled with care by the author of the bestselling The Young […]

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Scylla and Charybdis by Lindsey Duncan

Scylla and Charybdis by Lindsey Duncan
3.5

We’re shot into the future. Life has taken an unexpected turn of events. Our space explorations have not gone as planned. As the human race has spread beyond Earth, we’ve caught the attention of an alien race, the Derithe, who have engineered a disease specifically to target males on colonised planets. Faced with the destruction […]

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
4.5

“God, it’s time for my dick present,” he laughed nervously. I asked him what he meant, as he handed me the wrapped Christmas present. “I’ve bought you my favourite book.” I was baffled. Why that should make him think I wouldn’t approve of the present, I have no idea. I explained I would much rather […]

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