Book Reviews

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  • I feel like a ghost, like a thing made of mist, shreds of me taken away each time there is a fresh breeze, stripping away until there will be nothing left. … — from The Path of Thorns Asher Todd, their new governess, arrives at the remote Morwood family estate and quickly takes the measure…
  • Art… creating something from nothing, creating something from disparate materials can enliven a person’s passion or it can drive a person down a dark path. People say of art that it opens up the creator to something primal.  In Andy Marino’s It Rides a Pale Horse, an artist (Peter Larkin, Lark to his friends) is…
  • I last reviewed Jonathan’s Thirteen Storeys for the Halloween read back in 2020 (LINK), so it seems somewhat appropriate that I read his latest for this year’s list! ———————- Have you ever thought about who does some of those really unpleasant jobs in the world? This one shows us one of them. It tells us…
  • Although it’s not quite October, here’s a review that we thought couldn’t wait as a precursor to our usual “Countdown to Hallowe’en.”, written by our Horror Expert Randy.   ———————————— Horror has been penned by men and women alike, but it’s important to acknowledge that women have been contributing to the genre since its inception. As…
  • Never let it be said that Stephen Baxter does stories on a minor scale. His last novel Galaxias (reviewed HERE) dealt with the dimming of the Sun. This time the scope is epic, both in space and time. The Thousand Earths has initially two story strands. We have one whereby in 2145 John Hackett is…
  • The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2022 were announced during FantasyCon, on September 17th, 2022 at the Radisson Red Hotel and Conference Centre in Heathrow. All nominees are below. The winners are in RED. Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) The Black Coast, Mike Brooks (Orbit) The Unbroken, C.L. Clark (Orbit) Sistersong, Lucy Holland…
  • Thought I’d go back to basics with this one. The Stars My Destination (also known as Tiger! Tiger! In the UK, where it was first published as a novel in June 1956) is one of the most celebrated science fiction novels of the 20th century. I decided to remind myself why on a reread. Gully…
  • Gemma Amor has been crafting horror short stories for quite a while and published some of her longer works independently, including the creepy, excellent White Pines. Full Immersion is Gemma Amor’s first “traditionally published” novel and is a banger of a story. It is a very personal novel about mental health, guilt, trauma, childbirth, and…
  • The latest Christopher Priest novel is a science fiction novel that combines crimes of the past with a cli-fi setting of the future. It is rather unnerving and impressively clever. If you’ve read a few Christopher Priest before, such as The Prestige or The Affirmation (I reviewed his last novel, An American Story HERE), you…
  • In the world of Fantasy books and publishing, this book is being seen as “an event”. With such a big occasion (and the fact that we were both reading it at the same time!), we thought that we would review the novel  at SFFWorld by combining our collective thoughts on it. So, here’s what Rob…