The Broken God continues to build on the excellence of the other books in The Black Iron Legacy series and - unsurprisingly - leaves me desperate to see what Hanrahan will do with the overarching narrative. It’s flipping fantastic.
Tag: science fiction
Review: The Ocean at the End of The Lane – Neil Gaiman
The digest: some of the best magical realism awaits you in Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane - a novel which follows a grieving man's exploration of a childhood he had forgotten.With simply amazing worldbuilding and storytelling, this novel is one that I think everyone should read.
BC: October 2019 TBR
Here's a rather optimistic (if loosely-planned) TBR for OCtober 2019. Please point me toward your own TBRs for this month - I've been slacking a bit on the blogging
Review: Space Opera (Space Opera #1) – Catherynne M. Valente
352 pages | Corsair | Read by Heath Miller for HighBridge Company| Science Fiction, Space Opera, Humour, SFF I read this as part of 2019's Space Opera September Readathon (TBR here). The digest: Space Opera is a rather perplexing novel which sometimes reads more like an encyclopaedia than a fiction story. This is sometimes good, sometimes bad, but overall… Continue reading Review: Space Opera (Space Opera #1) – Catherynne M. Valente
Review: Radioactive Evolution – Richard Hummel
The digest: a great introduction to the litRPG genre. Give this one a look if you're a fan of RPG, dragons, and defined methods of characters growing stronger. Radioactive Evolution is a solid, entertaining read suitable for most fantasy fans.
Review: To Be Taught, If Fortunate – Becky Chambers
The digest: Chambers has once again knocked it out of the park. To Be Taught, If Fortunate is a highly political exploration of the human condition, following a four-person crew on their mission to visit distant planets around the turn of the 22nd Century. In just over 130 pages the author forces us to address our own views on grief, sexuality, justice, and the pursuit of knowledge. The writing is of Chambers' usual excellent quality, and her story is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Highly recommended!
Review: The Only Living Girl #1: The Island at the Edge of Infinity – David Gallaher & Steve Ellis (illustrations)
The digest: Enjoyable artwork and cool character design, but probably only worth a look if you've read the previous series (The Only Living Boy).
Review: record of a spaceborn few – Becky Chambers
The digest: the final Wayfarers book does not disappoint. With the same high-quality worldbuilding and character development as previous novels, fans of the previous books cannot afford to miss out on record of a spaceborn few.
November 2018 reading update
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a reading update but I thought that some of you might be interested in the books.
Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1
Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1 4/5| Speculative Fiction| 78 pages Three Crows Magazine (that’s a direct link to their site) is a recently released publication from a team of three editors and a multitude of different authors, focusing on fantasy and science-fiction in particular with interviews and reviews joining the fray. I paid… Continue reading Review: Three Crows Magazine Issue 1