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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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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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