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Deep Wheel Orcadia
Book Review

Deep Wheel Orcadia

Harry Josephine Giles. Picador Poetry. (164p) ISBN 9781529066609 This has been one of my most anticipated releases of the year ever since I saw it mentioned in The Bookseller. A space odyssey science fiction novel written in the Orcadian dialect in the form of an epic poem, if this isn’t enough to sell it to …

Agency
Book Review

Agency

William Gibson. Penguin. (416p) ISBN 9780241974575 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 …

New Suns
Book Review

New Suns

ed Nisi Shawl. Rebellion. (320p) ISBN 9781781086384 This is one of the first books I requested from NetGalley and I’ve been so remiss in getting reviews done for the books I’ve requested that I thought I best start now and get on with it. New Suns is a collection of “Original Speculative Fiction by People …

One Day All This Will Be Yours
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One Day All This Will Be Yours

Adrian Tchaikovsky. Rebellion. (144p) ISBN 9781781088746 I’ve never read anything by Adrian Tchaikovsky before even though I had seen his work around a lot, and that he has won loads of awards. I kept telling myself there would be plenty of time to do so but never got round to it. When I saw this …

Purgatory Mount
Book Review

Purgatory Mount

Adam Roberts. Orion Publishing Co. (336p) ISBN 9781473230941 When I read the description for this on NetGalley I thought that it would be right up my street, a return to quite hard sci-fi. Space travel, a mysterious object on a distant planet, possibly aliens. What more could I want? We start out on a gigantic …

VOX
Book Review

VOX

Christina Dalcher. HarperCollins. (400p) ISBN 9780008300678 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 …

The Cabinet
Book Review

The Cabinet

Un-su Kim. Watkins Media. (400p) ISBN 9780857669179 I received this in a package from Angry Robot Books and was so pleased as I was hearing about this on the Internet quite a bit. After a couple of false starts I settled in to read this wonderful piece of speculative fiction about ‘Symptomers’ – people who …

The Power
Book Review

The Power

Naomi Alderman. Penguin Books. (352p) ISBN 9780670919963 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 …

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