Books

Vorrh (Huh!) - what is it good for?

In praise of gateway novels - A Closed And Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

This review removed for non-compliance with consensus reality - Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit

Novel needs director's cut - Glasshouse by Charles Stross

Pulp fiction meets Sid Meier's Civilisation - Eric Flint's 1632

Class Struggle - Koushun Takami's Battle Royale

Anger is an energy - N K Jemisin's The Fifth Season

Space is the worst frontier, part 2 - Neil Stephenson's Seveneves

YA goes gothic - Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree

Cute title, sad book - Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Alyssa Wong creeps me out

Space is the worst frontier - Andy Weir's The Martian

Grimdark-tagnan - Sebastian de Castell's Traitor's Blade

In the Lovecraftian mode but not the mood - Stephen King's Revival

William Gibson's Spook Country

No prizes for being ahead of its time - John Varley's The Ophiuchi Hotline

Abraham Lincoln meets Thomas Covenant

Science-fiction as mind bomb 

Science-fiction needs you - join me as a Hugo Awards voter 

How America ate its young - Stephen King's The Long Walk

Superheroes on a pedestal - Grant Morrison's Supergods

Stairways to Heaven - Robert Jackson Bennett's City Of Stairs

Reviewing the Hugo 2015 nominees


Amber-guity - Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber

Halfway between Hyberborea and the Haight - Michael Moorcock's Corum

Reviews of Kameron Hurley's Infidel and Lavie Tidhar's The Violent Century in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

Well done Ancillary Justice! Some thoughts on the best novel Hugo

Foundation: Isaac Asimov hacks the future!

Missing the wood for the trees with Voltaire (review of Ian Davidson biography)

A woman's world, but faute de mieux: God's War by Kameron Hurley

A Case Of Conscience and category failure (review of the James Blish classic SF novel)

At least as reactionary as it is radical: Norman Spinrad's Bug Jack Barron

Oh, Bob Heinlein, No! The many problems of the Number Of The Beast part one (and part two)

March mission: no book left unread on my shelves

Pulp with depth: Roger Zelazny's This Immortal

Feels Like I'm Fixin' To Die, Captain: John Scalzi's Redshirts

The Wise Man's Fear: giving Patrick Rothfuss the benefit of the doubt 

Three Silmarils to rule them all (guest review by Matt Sellwood)

My young art prevail: Dylan Maconis' Bite Me

If you were in my movie: Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town

Cherie Priest's Boneshaker

Why you should read some William Burroughs

Lord Valentine's Castle - challenging the white spaceman's burden

The Spirit Level will gird your bleeding heart in math

Michael Moorcock's The Final Programme: teetering on the brink of the metrosexual apocalypse

Romantics and Replicants: Jane Austen and Roy Batty

Cthulhukitsch

Callaghan's Crosstime Saloon by Spider Robinson and down-home SF group therapy

Clark Ashton Smith: all horror is speakable  

The Hobbit: better than LOTR?

The Hobbit and the Environmental Movement  

Sheri Tepper - The Waters Rising

Early Tanith Lee reviewed: like Anais Nin ghosting Robert E Howard  

David Eddings' Pawn of Prophecy, or How To Become A Wish Fulfillment Demigod in Five Books   

Strange fascination with David Eddings Pt 2

The hipster Harry Potter - review of The Magicians by Lev Grossman  

Tanu dig it? Julian May's Many Coloured Land and The Golden Torc reviewed   

Stephen Donaldson's Covenant Chronicles - The most important failure in modern fantasy fiction Pts 1-4

Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3
Part 4

 
Ten songs which are also great fantasy short stories

Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny    

Iain M Banks at Birmingham Library

The Squids Are Alright: China Mieville - Kraken

Kieran Gillan and Jamie McKelvie -  Phonogram: Rue Britannia

Charles Stross - The Fuller Memorandum

Various reviews: Mary Gentle, Tom Sharpe, Voltaire and Charles Stross

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