Reviews

The Plague Stones James Brogden

The Plague Stones James Brogden Titan Books, 419 pages Review by Benjamin Thomas   James Brogden’s The Plague Stones is a gothic world of horror and history. The novel follows a London family: mother, father, and son, as they leave the city following a violent break-in and become the inheritors of an isolated property in

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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

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The Sun Song Trilogy by Moira McPartlin 

The Sun Song Trilogy by Moira McPartlin Ways of the Doomed, 256 pages Wants of the Silent, 256 pages Star of Hope, 280 pages   Review by Samara Wright   The year is 2089 and global warming, political revolutions, and a strict division of classes have created a dystopian, post-apocalyptic, future Britain that is almost

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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

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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

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Fringe War by Rachel Aukes

Fringe War by Rachel Aukes 199 pages Waypoint Book LLC Reviewed by Steve Ironside   When Edwin Starr asked us all, “War! (hungh!) What is it good for?”, his answer was wrong. Stories. It’s good for stories. The problem is the abundance of tales told in any one war; if you’re unlucky, you’ll be stuck

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The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youkers

The Forgotten Girl Rio Youkers 352 pages Titan Books Review by Samantha Dolan.   It’s been a lean summer for me so far when it comes to reading material. Not bad, per se, but just an average 2.5/3 stars. While I was waiting for the fifth Pierce Brown book to be released, I was hoping

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The Girl in Red by Christina Henry 

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry  368 pages Titan books review by: Lucy Powell   A fairytale, but not as you know it. An intriguing take on the classic Grimm fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood”, this new novel by Christina Henry is bloody and gripping in equal measure. Whilst the original fairytale is one

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Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

  Storm of Locusts Saga Press 311 pages Review by Laura Gregory     The Energy Wars are over and Dinétah has been a sanctuary to the Diné people since Big Water decimated the Eqsarth.  But even though the water was held at bay outside the towering walls built by the gods, there are still

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