Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Book Review: Altered Seasons - Monsoonrise by Paul Briggs

Relative newcomer Paul Briggs brings us a cli-fi novel with an eye-catching and dramatic cover in the form of Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise. Cli-fi, by the way, is climate fiction, this being a near-future story of climate change, which is one of those categories that skirts the edges of SF in that it’s slightly in the future and includes a few scientific advances but mostly posits a what-if future based on current trends.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Book Review: Before Mars by Emma Newman

In the third of her Planetfall books, Emma Newman returns to a loosely-related setting in Before Mars, a book with the same background but this time set on Mars several years after the departure of the colonists who feature in Planetfall. Just as in the first book, the setting and plot are intriguing but once again Emma Newman’s strength is her astonishingly complex characterisation of realistically flawed people.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.