Saturday, January 30, 2016

Book Review: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

It’s an intriguing set up for a story being set in a solar system as imagined back in the vary earliest days of Science Fiction, with every planet inhabitable and colonised by the great powers of the Victorian era. Spaceships are launched by cannon and filmmakers travel between planets to produce the latest silent blockbuster in black and white. All of this in the 1960s. Or most of it.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

EasterCon 2016

Two months to go and I've bought my EasterCon tickets. This year it's in Manchester and I'll be there for the Saturday as usual.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Book Review: Can and Can'tankerous by Harlan Ellison

For some reason I’ve never read any Harlan Ellison, which is odd considering he’s been writing longer than I’ve been alive. This new collection of ten previously uncollected stories seemed like an ideal opportunity to rectify that oversight. 

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Book Review: The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts

The thing about ‘The Thing Itself’ is that it’s difficult to say what the Thing is, which is actually the whole point of the thing itself. It can’t be described or even comprehended, due to the way our minds work. I’m afraid that sentence won’t make much sense unless you’ve read the book.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.