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Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw, Orbit Books Oh now this was an absolute delight to read. There has been a large trend in the last couple of decades for  urban fantasies, depicting a world that is...

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Reviews: the Delirium Brief

July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross, Orbit Books The latest volume in the brilliant Laundry Files arrives from the delightfully warped brain of Charlie Stross. I’ve enjoyed Charlie’s books for many years, but I have an...

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Reviews: the Boy on the Bridge

June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Boy on the Bridge, Mike Carey, Orbit Books I’ve long enjoyed Mike Carey’s writing, both his comics work and his prose, and his Girl With All the Gifts (also published by Orbit), was one...

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Reviews: Kings of the Wyld

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kings of the Wyld, Nicholas Eames, Orbit Books Kings of the Wyld is the debut novel from Nicholas Eames, and it follows Clay Cooper, a retired mercenary, who was content to settle down and live...

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New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Stephan Martiniere, design by Kirk Benshoff) At some time in the not so distant future the waters across the face of the world arose...

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Reviews: the plot thickens in Insurgence

December 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

The Corporation Wars: Insurgence, Ken MacLeod, Orbit Books (cover design by Bekki Guyatt) This is the second book in Ken MacLeod’s absorbing new trilogy – the first volume, Insurgence, is reviewed here along with a...

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Books: another look at The Girl With All the Gifts

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey, Orbit Books With the film version of Lucifer scribe Mike Carey’s The Girl With all the Gifts about to hit cinemas at the end of this week,...

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It is always a delight to hear Ken MacLeod discussing and reading from his work. For my money he’s one of the most consistently interesting authors we have in contemporary science fiction, and his works...

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Ancestral Machines, Michael Cobley, Orbit Books (Ancestral Machines cover artwork by Steve Stone) A few years ago Mike Cobley moved from his popular fantasy series to science fiction, with his hugely enjoyable Humanity’s Fire trilogy,...

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Reviews: the Lazarus War

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Lazarus War, Jamie Sawyer, Orbit The Lazarus War is an outstanding novel. One of those rare books that puts you in mind of so many of your favourite things but isn’t overshadowed by them....

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