Scifi books reviews

Chasm city by alastair reynolds Review and Opinion

2019/05/09

Chasm City
Alastair Reynolds
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Patrick Hudson

Tanner Mirabel is a mercenary from the war-torn planet of Sky's Edge on a mission of vengeance to make up for the death of the employer he failed. He follows aristocrat Argent Revich to Yellow Stone, a desolate planet

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Absolution gap by alistair reynolds Review and Opinion

2016/05/01

Absolution Gap
Alastair Reynolds
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Eric Turowski

First, I must apologise to the author and publisher for taking so long to review this novel. Both the style and plot grab your attention, with vast, epic settings thrown in to keep a reader enthralled. The problem,

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Mary and the giant by philip k dick Review and Opinion

2015/10/01

Mary And The Giant
Philip K. Dick
Gollancz paperback £7.99

review by Mike Philbin

Mary Ann Reynolds is just emerging from her chrysalis of childhood to face the reality of 1950s' California. Her home is Pacific Park, a sleepy town in the middle of nowhere. Her new acquaintances, Joseph Schilling who owns the new record store, Paul Nitz who plays piano

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Algebraist Review and Opinion

2016/04/27

The Algebraist
Iain M. Banks
Orbit hardcover £17.99

review by Christopher Geary

Fassin Taak is a human 'Seer' - not a psychic but a scientist. He's trained and equipped (with a cybernetic pod) to communicate, and virtually commune, with the mysterious alien 'dwellers' - residents of gas-giant planet Nasqueron in the Ulubis system, only one of many

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Angel stations by gary gibson Review and Opinion

2016/04/23

Angel Stations
Gary Gibson
Tor paperback £10.99

review by Simeon Shoul

Long ago a vanished species left relics of its civilisation strewn across the galaxy. Dubbed 'Angels' by humanity, this species possessed an almost god-like technology, including time and space distorting machines, miraculous bio-ware and nanotech, and immense teleportation hubs

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Singularity sky by charles stross Review and Opinion

2015/06/30

Singularity Sky
Charles Stross
Orbit paperback £6.99

review by Simeon Shoul

Sometime in the mid 21st century humanity gave rise to the Eschaton. Just exactly what the Eschaton is, is not quite clear, the Internet gone sentient and developing delusions of godhood seems the safest bet. Regardless of its nature it promptly begins messing with humanity

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Firefly Review and Opinion

2019/01/11

Firefly: Season One (2002)
Created by Joss Whedon

review by Debbie Moon

There was a time when Joss Whedon could do no wrong. Buffy The Vampire Slayer was hugely popular and critically acclaimed, its darker spinoff Angel was finding a smaller

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Firefly Review and Opinion

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Light Review and Opinion

2018/10/01

Light
M. John Harrison
Gollancz paperback £10.99

review by Patrick Hudson

M. John Harrison published his first SF story in New Worlds magazine in 1968, and for the last 30-odd years he has been leading the cutting edge of literary science fiction and fantasy. The Viriconium series,

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Lurulu by jack vance Review and Opinion

2015/10/05

Lurulu
Jack Vance
Tor hardcover $22.95

review by Patrick Hudson

This is the latest novel from Jack Vance, a writer who should need no introduction. He is one of the last surviving writers of the generation that grew up on the pulps, the author of dozens - hundreds, even - of SF, fantasy and mystery

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Queen of the damned Review and Opinion

2018/06/12

Queen Of The Damned (2002)
Director: Michael Rymer

review by Jen Johnston

Vampire movies in general scare me to death. I tend to avoid them like the plague as my personal idea of a good time at the movies does not involve total cardiac arrest. There are times when I'll make exceptions. I went to see Shadow Of A Vampire because John Malkovich is

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Sf uk Review and Opinion

2018/04/24

SF:UK: How British Science Fiction Changed The World
Daniel O'Brien
Reynolds & Hearn paperback £12.95

review by Steven Hampton

This illustrated genre survey, published as a companion book to Channel Four's TV documentary series of the same title, is engaging and thought-provoking. Yet, although the author seems to have a good idea what constitutes

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Mammoth encyclopedia of science fiction Review and Opinion

2018/09/12

The Mammoth Encylopedia Of Science Fiction
edited by George Mann
Robinson paperback £9.99

review by Steven Hampton

There's plenty to nitpick here, but The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is not the abysmal failure that certain overhasty reviewers would have you believe. As the publicity blurb declares, it's an "up-to-date, concise, clear

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Hidden empire by kevin j. anderson Review and Opinion

2018/11/27

Hidden Empire: The Saga Of Seven Suns (Book 1)
Kevin J. Anderson
Earthlight paperback £6.99

review by Simeon Shoul

In the year 2427 AD, humanity is doing rather well. More or less politically unified by the Terran Hanseatic League under Great King Frederic, religiously at peace thanks to the vague platitudes of the Unison Church, prot�g�s of the

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Dr jekyll and mr hyde 1981 Review and Opinion

2017/02/10

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1981)
Director: Alastair Reid

review by Jonathan McCalmont

Arguably one of the great works of 19th century literature, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde has been re-invented and re-imagined numerous times since the novella first appeared in 1886. Aside from the numerous works 'inspired by

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