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REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

For those of us who’ve been long term fans of the Horus Heresy series, we’ve been waiting for the narrative to get to the climactic Siege of Terra for a long time. However, before...

REVIEW: Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliot

The first book in a new trilogy billed as ‘gender-swapped Alexander the Great in space’, Kate Elliott’s Unconquerable Sun is both a complex political thriller and an action-packed coming of age story, wrapped up...

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REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde West by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

I received an advance reading copy of Stoker’s Wilde West in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Steven Hopstaken, Melissa Prusi, and Flame Tree Press. It was great to rejoin...

REVIEW: Votan and Other Novels by John James

A three-book omnibus published by Gollancz in their Fantasy Masterworks line, this was the first I had heard of John James. Found in a second-hand bookshop near York Minster, it contains Votan, Not For...

REVIEW: The Ragged Blade by Christopher Ruz

The Ragged Blade by Christopher Ruz is a dark fantasy about an obsessive former assassin and soldier who travels across a mystical desert with his traumatized daughter. It is a dark story dealing with...

REVIEW: Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune, widely considered to be the greatest and most important Science-Fiction novel ever. I haven’t really read, well, any sci-fi before so kicking my foray off with this entry was a great way to...

REVIEW: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

I made a deal with the devil in order to get my hands on a review copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab. Except this devil’s name is Adrian...

REVIEW: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

“The day I heard I have a brother is the day I lost a brother. The day I learned I had a father is the day I lost a father. The day I heard...

REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Trouble with Peace in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank both Joe Abercrombie and Gollancz. Following on from the dramatic events that...

REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan is a sequel to his 2015 A Borrowed Man. The premise of both is that in a future Earth, libraries not only offer books to be loaned, but also authors...