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Reviews: high tension in Adrift

June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adrift, Rob Boffard, Orbit Books (cover design by Charlotte Stroomer) With a history degree and little chance of going straight from college to a nice museum job, and reluctant to take a post with her...

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The Atrocities, Jeremy C Shipp, Tor.com (cover art by Samuel Araya, design by Christina Foltzer) “Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the...

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Reviews: The Grey Bastards

May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

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Reviews: Record of a Spaceborn Few

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers, Hodder & Stoughton Not since Steven Erikson published the last of the Malazan Books of the Fallen have I been this excited for a new title. With the...

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Autonomous, Annalee Newitz, Orbit Books (cover design by Will Staehl) I’m sure many of you are familiar with Annelee Newitz’s name, being the co-founder of the major SF site IO9 among many other hats she...

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Reviews: The Defiant Heir

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defiant Heir, Melissa Caruso, Orbit Books A quick note before the review: Our resident fantasy book fiend Misti was planning to review this one, but it wasn’t to her taste. Luckily for us though,...

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Reviews: From Distant Stars

April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Distant Stars, Sam Peters, Gollancz From Darkest Skies was a strong mystery story set in a well fleshed-out, instantly immersive, sci-fi world. It felt like season one of a good, mid-budget television show –...

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Reviews: Love and Life in China – Our Story

April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Story: a Memoir of Love and Life in China, Rao Pingru, Square Peg/Vintage Books “All we children knew about them was that books were among the good things of this world.” This was an...

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Reviews: Arm of the Sphinx

April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Arm of the Sphinx, Josiah Bancroft, Orbit Books (cover art by Ian Leino, design by Lauren Panepinto) “Some scholars believe the Sphinx must be a supreme mesmerist to bring so many to ruin. He spellbinds...

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Reviews: the Only Harmless Great Thing

March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander, Tor (cover design by Will Staehle) Tor have really been knocking it out the park with some terrific novellas these last few years, some have been writers I...

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