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REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine is an expertly crafted science fiction fantasy novel that incorporates real-world cultures into the intricate Aztec Empire influenced mythos. It is shining, and immersive and should be...

REVIEW: Titanicus by Dan Abnett

A stand-alone novel both within the universe of Warhammer 40,000 and his own Sabbat Worlds sub-setting, Titanicus is a 2008 novel by Dan Abnett, republished in 2018 by the Black Library. It deals principally...

REVIEW: Persephone Station by Stina Leicht

Persephone Station is the upcoming science fiction novel by multi-award-nominated sci-fi and fantasy author Stina Leicht (The Fay and the Fallen, The Malorum Gates). The novel tells the story of a band of mercenaries...

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...

REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

I received a limited edition proof copy of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Christopher Paolini and Tor Books. In To Sleep in a...

REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s magnificent Red Rising series. In a rarity for a book series, it’s better than book 1, and seeing as how I gave Red Rising a...

REVIEW: Light of Impossible Stars by Gareth L. Powell

Having gleefully consumed the adventures of the Trouble Dog and her crew through Embers of War and Fleet of Knives I was very much looking forward to tackling Light of Impossible Stars to wrap...

REVIEW: Fleet of Knives by Gareth L. Powell

The second novel in the Embers of War series, Fleet of Knives continues in the same vein as its predecessor, where it skirts the edge of military science fiction and full blown space opera....

REVIEW: Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell

Space opera is not always grimdark, indeed it often verges on the utopian but as it’s title suggests, Embers of War deals with the messy aftermath of conflict and it’s universe has lots of...

REVIEW: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

For years my friends have been recommending I read Red Rising by Pierce Brown. For years I looked at it, and looked at it again, and it just never caught my interest enough to...