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Reviews: Star Wars – the Art of the Last Jedi

January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Art of Star Wars: the last Jedi, Phil Szostak, Abrams So, The Last Jedi, eh? Everyone has their opinion on the movie, whether they think it good or bad, or a disgraceful act of...

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Reviews: Sin du Jour returns with Gluttony Bay

January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gluttony Bay: a Sin du Jour Affair, Matt Wallace, Tor Though bittersweet has often been the predominant flavour in Matt Wallace’s Sin du Jour novella series from Tor, the latest and penultimate installment, Gluttony Bay,...

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Reviews: Seventh Decimate

January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seventh Decimate, Stephen Donaldson, Gollancz “In With a Magic Bullet.” Stephen Donaldson, in his time as a writer, has created an impressive line in flawed, unlikeable bastards. Generally they are men, but a few honourable...

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Reviews: Senlin Ascends

December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senlin Ascends, Josiah Bancroft, Orbit Books Sometimes I’m waiting eagerly for a new book by an author I admire, always a happy moment. And then some other times a book from an author you haven’t...

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Reviews: Places in the Darkness

November 14, 2017 | 1 Comments

Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

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Reviews: Ann Leckie returns with Provenance

October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Provenance, Ann Leckie, Orbit Books Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice seemed to come out of nowhere and conquered all before it, scooping the Arthur C Clarke, the Hugo and the Nebula awards among others, and for...

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Reviews: How Comics Work

October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

How Comics Work, Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher, Rotovision After reading this fine book I was tempted to describe it as a Rosetta Stone for the comics industry, but that would not be remotely accurate....

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The Corporation Wars Book 3: Emergence, Ken MacLeod, Orbit Books (cover design by Bekki Guyatt) I’m always a happy reader when I have a new Ken MacLeod book waiting for my attentions, he has, consistently,...

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year Battle Between marvel & DC, Reed Tucker, Sphere Growing up as a comics reader there was often a dividing line for many – are you DC or Marvel? Personally, even...

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Princess of Blood (Book Two of the God Fragments), Tom Lloyd, Gollancz (cover artwork by Jon McCoy) Stranger of Tempest was one of my top five books of 2016 (reviewed here), and right from the...

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