Reviews

Binti Trilogy By Nnedi Okorafor

Binti Trilogy Binti Binti: Home Binti: The Night Masquerade By Nnedi Okorafor TOR 2015/2017/2018 Reviewed By Samantha Dolan. When a series is a Hugo and Nebula award winner, expectations are set. When the blurbs are written by Neil Gaiman, Veronica Roth and juggernaut Ursula K. LeGuin, your interest is well and truly piqued. And when

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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton 448 pages Sourcebooks Review by Benjamin Thomas Stuart Turton weaves a web of lies and deceit that ensnare the reader from page one. The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle follows Aiden Bishop as he relives the same dark day at Blackheath manor, trying to solve

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Watching the World Burn: The Plague Trilogy by Louise Welsh

The Plague Trilogy: A Lovely Way to Burn (2014) Death is a Welcome Guest (2015) No Dominion (2017) by Louise Welsh Published by John Murray Reviewed by Iain Maloney   Contains unavoidable mild spoilers.   To begin by making a crass generalisation and simplifying wildly, there are two kinds of science fiction: that which is

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Killtopia Volume 1 Written by Dave Cook, Art by Craig Paton

Killtopia Volume 1 Written by Dave Cook, Art by Craig Paton, Letters by Robin Jones, Flats by Ludwig Olimba BHP Comics, 2018 48 pages Review by Callum McSorley In an unnamed Japanese mega city of the future, Sector K – “Killtopia” to you, sports-fans – has been home to wild mechs since the disaster which

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Thin Air – Richard Morgan

Thin Air – Richard Morgan, Gollancz 544 pages Reviewed by Joe Gordon Welcome to Mars, soak. For the first time in several years, and the first time since the well-received Netflix adaptation of his debut Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan returns to science fiction and, I am glad to report, delivers everything a Morgan fan could

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Apocalypse Nyx – Kameron Hurley

Apocalypse Nyx Kameron Hurley Tachyon 283 pages Review by Callum McSorley   Welcome to the Wild East! The border towns of Nasheen, near the front of a never-ending war with neighbouring Chenja, are lawless places home to smugglers, organ harvesters, and murderers. Nyx, a former soldier and elite government assassin turned renegade bounty hunter, is

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Sealed by Naomi Booth

  Sealed by Naomi Booth Paperback: 150 pages Publisher: Dead Ink Review by Teika Marija Smits   For some reason, Dead Ink, Sealed’s publisher, billed Naomi Booth’s debut novel an ‘eco horror’ on social media. Put firmly in the literary fiction camp it most likely evaded the eyes of readers who would’ve been keen to

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The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts 192 pages Tachyon Publications Reviewed by Lucy Powell   How do you outwit a mind that is your own? How do you dupe someone who sees with your eyes, and hears through your ears? How do you outlast someone who never sleeps? These are the questions posed by Peter

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Improbable Botany – Gary Dalkin (ed)

Improbable Botany Gary Dalkin (ed) Wayward London 605 pages Reviewed by Katy Lennon Improbable Botany, edited by Shoreline’s own Gary Dalkin and published by Wayward London, shows immediately it is not taking its botanical theme lightly. It is integral to the collection; opening with an introduction showcasing the tangible effects Wayward have continually had on

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