Cognition by Jacques St-Malo

Cognition Jacques St-Malo 342 pages Ballista Press: 2019 Review by Megan Turney   Jacques St-Malo’s Cognition is a near-future technothriller revolving around the micro and macro consequences of a society that has successfully ventured into the precarious world of ‘germline manipulation’, with a particular focus on genetically modifying intellect. St-Malo’s novel is experimental in both … Read more

The History of Science Fiction (Second Edition) by Adam Roberts

The History of Science Fiction (Second Edition) by Adam Roberts   Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 548 pages   Review by Teika Marija Smits   Approaching a subject as tricksy as science fiction, Roberts, quite rightly, begins his history with definitions. In essence, he reviews various critics’ attempts to describe what science fiction is, but then … Read more

Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall

Instrument of Peace, Rebecca Hall Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Elsewhen Press (26 Sept. 2016) Suki MacFarland The first instalment in the Symphony of the Cursed series, Rebecca Hall’s Young Adult Fantasy novel is set at the world-renowned but unimaginatively named Academy of Magic. Despite the Academy’s New Zealand location, this boarding school resembles a mixture … Read more

Den Danske Borgerkrig 2018-24 (The Danish Civil War 2018-24) by Kaspar Colling Nielsen

Den Danske Borgerkrig 2018-24 (The Danish Civil War 2018-24) Author: Kaspar Colling Nielsen Norwegian translation: Kyrre Andreassen Cappelen Damm AS, Oslo 2018 (originally published in 2014 in Denmark by Gyldendal) 222 pages Review by Megan Turney   Den Danske Borgerkrig 2018-24 (The Danish Civil War 2018-24) is an exceptional example of modern Scandinavian science fiction. … Read more