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Agency
Book Review

Agency

I’m a huge fan of William Gibson (I’ve not got a collection of Neuromancer in different editions…) and am always waiting for his next book with great anticipation, waiting to see where he takes us next. In Agency, he gives us a ‘prequel and sequel’ to The Peripheral. Like The Peripheral the story of Agency …

Thunderhead
Book Review

Thunderhead

Now, it’s not unknown but it’s rare, very rare that I rate a sequel higher than the first book in a series, but I really loved Thunderhead, the sequel to Scythe by Neal Shusterman. We follow on from the incidents in the first book and see where Rowan and City have got to since the …

VOX
Book Review

VOX

I was so late to the VOX party amongst my colleagues, and I have no idea why? It hits all the right targets for me a feminist dystopia looking at what could feasibly happen if we extrapolate from current trends. Vox is set in an imaginable near-future where the ‘moral’ right has transformed the USA …

The Power
Book Review

The Power

Naomi Alderman’s novel ‘The Power’ is a well-deserved winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Naomi takes the idea of a change to which gender holds the reins of power and moves it along logical lines to a logical outcome, the end of the book gives this logical progression a wonderful twist. One …

Scythe
Book Review

Scythe

Scythe is set not far into our(?) future where death has been conquered. Want to look and feel 21? Get your body clock set so you are physically younger than your grandchildren. Science and society have progressed to such a stage that there are no famines or diseases, massive injuries can be healed, small injuries …