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Reviews: the Art of Solo, a Star Wars Story

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Art of Solo, a Star Wars Story, Phil Szostak, Abrams Books I think it is fair to say that the Solo movie underperformed dreadfully at the box office (relative to other Star Wars films,...

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Reviews: Ravencry

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark Book Two, Ed McDonald, Gollancz (cover design by Dan Smith) I didn’t love Blackwing and I could never quite put my finger on why. It had everything I wanted from a...

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Dreadful Company, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books (delectable cover art by Will Staehle) “An absolute delight.” That was what I said about the first of Vivian Shaw’s Great Helsing novels, Strange Practice, around this time last...

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Before Mars, Emma Newman, Gollancz Planetfall and After Atlas were both some of the most interesting and emotionally immersive speculative fiction I have ever read, and I’m happy to report that Before Mars is no...

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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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