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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: 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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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: 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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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 longest journey into night – Aurora

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books Aurora is the story of a Tau Ceti bound space ark carrying a changing crew of space pioneers and planetary terraformers on their way to make ready and populate...

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The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis, Orbit Books “Clockmakers lie.” Ian Tregillis first came to my attention when Orbit published his Milkweed series, starting with Bitter Seed, a fascinating and very well constructed trilogy – or perhaps...

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The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey, Orbit Books You have got to hand it to the author of this book, Mike Carey, who has gone to a well furrowed field seemingly barren now...

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