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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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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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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: 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: Jade City

February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jade City, Fonda Lee, Orbit Books Fonda Lee’s Jade City takes the reader deep into the richly envisioned city of Janloon, in the island nation of Kekon, the only location in the world where activated...

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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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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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