Book Review

Terminal Alliance

Title: Terminal Alliance Author: Jim C. Hines Publisher: November 2017, DAW Books Blurb: When the Krakau came to Earth, they planned to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. This would have worked out better for all involved if they hadn’t arrived after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest… Continue reading Terminal Alliance

Book Review

The Smoke

Title: The Smoke Author: Simon Ings Publisher: January 2019, Titan Books Blurb: Simon Ings' THE SMOKE is about love, loss and loneliness in an incomprehensible world. Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great… Continue reading The Smoke

Book Review, Film Reviews

Mortal Engines

Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Publisher: September 2004, Harper Collins US Blurb: "It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger,… Continue reading Mortal Engines

Book Review

Nightchaser

Title: Nightchaser Author: Amanda Bouchet Publisher: January 2019, Sourcebooks Casablanca Blurb: Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says… Continue reading Nightchaser

Book Review

The Ruin of Kings

Title: The Ruin of Kings Author: Jenn Lyons Publisher: February 2019, Tor Books Blurb: There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens. Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a… Continue reading The Ruin of Kings

Book Review, SPFBO

Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Orconomics Author: J. Zachary Pike Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Brimming with swords, sorcery, and wit, Orconomics: A Satire introduces Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. For the licensed wizards and warriors of Arth, slaying and looting the forces… Continue reading Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Book Review

The Gutter Prayer

Title: The Gutter Prayer Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Publisher: January 2019, Orbit books Blurb: A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an… Continue reading The Gutter Prayer