Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book Review: From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters

Debut author Sam Peters brings us a fabulous interplanetary mystery described by the publishers as ‘your new SF thriller obsession’ which, after the first couple of chapters, proved to be pretty much accurate.







Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.





Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Book Review: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

In recent years I read and enjoyed the seven books of Elizabeth Moon’s Serrano Legacy and intended, at some point, to read her five part Vatta’s War series. When Cold Welcome was announced, the first in the follow-on series Vatta’s Peace I thought I’d best get a move on and read Vatta’s War, but then I was offered Cold Welcome to review before I had the time.











Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.


 

Friday, April 07, 2017

The Gravel Beneath Pounding Feet

My eldest son Alex's second published story The Gravel Beneath Pounding Feet is now out in the spring 2017 issue of Spaceports and Spidersilk.








Download it for $1 here.






Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Review: Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

Slow Bullets is the second of Alastair Reynolds’ novellas I’ve read recently, the other being The Iron Tactician and, like that book, the scope of the tale comes across just as vast as his much fatter novels, with a sense of history and scale that place the tale as part of something far larger.










Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.







Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hungarian Story Sale

I'm very pleased to have sold my short story Englebert, first published in Daily Science Fiction, to Hungarian magazine Galaktika. My last story with them was in 2009 and it's a very nicely produced, professional looking magazine.





Monday, March 20, 2017

Book Review: LImit, Part 2 by Frank Schätzing

I read part 2 of Frank Schätzing’s huge novel Limit following straight on from part 1, reviewed earlier this month, which is probably the best way to read it as it was originally published as a single volume. The slow progress of multi-millionaire guests to the first lunar hotel that rumbled on through the first couple of hundred pages of book 1 has been long forgotten and the fast-paced action that took off towards the end of that book continues throughout this second half.










Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.







Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One Month to EasterCon

EasterCon is back at the NEC in Birmingham this year, starting a month from now. I'll be there on just the Saturday as usual, browsing the books, catching up with authors and publishers and online acquaintances. And drinking tea.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Book Review: Limit, Part 1 by Frank Schätzing

Originally published in German, Limit is Frank Schätzing’s mammoth near-future thriller, translated into English in an equally unwieldy massive volume and then, thankfully, published by Jo Fletcher Books in a 2 volume edition.








Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.



Thursday, February 09, 2017

Book Review: The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds

I haven’t read any of Alastair Reynolds’ previous stories about interplanetary traveller Merlin, but in The Iron Tactician we have a novella of almost 100 pages that give enough hints about his background and that of the galaxy he inhabits to make previous knowledge unnecessary.



















Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.













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This is the seemingly-significant 1111th post on this blog!