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SFFWorld : Wolves by Simon Ings (January 29, 2015)

Wolves is an example of the very best of modern science fiction literature, set in a vision of the near future which is both disturbingly plausible and surreal.

SFFWorld : Farside by Ben Bova (January 24, 2015)

Although I enjoyed Farside a lot, I can see why many more recent converts to SF wouldn’t be impressed with its old-school tone and style.

Master Sergeant

I found Master Sergeant to be a welcome addition to the military science fiction sub-genre and I expect other fans will agree

Inside a Silver Box

Food for thought, if not entirely digestible.

Inside a Silver Box

Food for thought, if not entirely digestible.

The Globe: The Science of Discworld II: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Globe (January 20, 2015)

It's baffling why this appealingly distinctive offshoot (there are two volumes still to come) of the wildly popular Discworld yarns took so long to cross the Atlantic.

The Ripper Affair

I could happily spend many more hours in Londinium with Bannon and Clare and their attendant cast, picking up hints, soaking up cultural differences, discovering connections between characters, watching them discover the depths of their own connections to one another.

The Galaxy Game

I had no problem enjoying this story as a stand-alone, but I do believe that reading the preceding novel would have gone a long way towards steadying me in the unfamiliar gravity of Lord's world.

The Galaxy Game

If you enjoy social science fiction that talks about large societal issues, complex characters, and gorgeously rendered cultures, The Galaxy Game is the book for you.

The Peripheral

While reading The Peripheral is a sometimes-frustrating experience, it is worth struggling through for the ugly joy of digging your fingers deep into the tangle of flesh and wires.

Gunpowder Alchemy

I had a great time with this book, I loved the setting and the characters, and I can’t wait for the sequel.

The Martian: A Novel

The Martian has the pacing and action of a thriller - even though it's mainly driven by one man on an abandoned planet. It's highly entertaining and actually pretty funny at times.

The Three-Body Problem

The Three Body Problem is a fantastic book.

Orbs: A Science Fiction Thriller

Orbs is post-apocalyptic alien invasion fun - big on entertainment and not too big on scientific jargon


Marshall’s story is not a tract, however. It is a novel worth reading by a woman who has the skill to write more.

War Dogs

War Dogs is simply too spare for its own good; it should be vociferous in its climax, not whispering.

The Peripheral

The Peripheral is a poignant, alarming and exciting vision.

Kirkus Reviews : Symbiont (November 25, 2014)

For those who’ve been pining for a human/tapeworm romance.


In Symbiont she upturns the entire table, throwing the greater game into such disarray that I for one am no longer sure I want to play.

The Peripheral

Even if Gibson moves on entirely from this milieu, with this new novel he has produced another cogent, entertaining science fiction thriller that speaks to the great concerns of the present day.