Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Sound of Cosmic Crime

 The March 2023 edition of Cosmic Crime stories is out, and includes a reprint of m alien murder mystery story The Sound of Death.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Book Review: Flux by Jinwoo Chong

There’s a fascinating juxtaposition of high-tech thriller and noir detective tale in Jinwoo Chong’s debut novel Flux. Three strands of the tale are woven together with references to the hard-boiled 80s detective show Raider, whose iconic storylines are seemingly reflected in the events of the novel’s protagonists Bo, Brandon and Blue.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

This is my 324th review, and my last for the foreseeable future. Suffering from reviewing fatigue, I've decided to take a break.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Book Review: A Candle for Malka by Louise Carey

I enjoyed Louise Carey’s debut solo novel Inscape a year or two back, a sparkling mix of cyberpunk, espionage and post-apocalyptic social stratification. This new novella, A Candle for Malka is more of a hard-SF, near-space corporate saga which I imagined from reading the blurb was going to have an Alien vibe. I was intrigued to see whether the brightness and freshness of Inscape would be reflected in this book.

Read the rest of my review in ParSec issue #6.