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Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice is a riveting read and if you haven’t yet read it, you absolutely should, because it is bloody amazing.

Ancillary Sword

Ancillary Sword proved that Leckie’s success with Ancillary Justice wasn’t just a fluke, in fact it shows Leckie is still honing her craft and getting better.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

The Heart Goes Last is a grown-up novel. Its world is our world, and the future it depicts is the present, which is where we will all be spending the rest of our lives.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

Despite its promising premise, The Heart Goes Last isn’t as unsettling, or gripping, as it could be, and lacks the inventiveness of its predecessors.

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

This novella is incredibly dense and it’s definitely not an easy read, but it’s ultimately rewarding (as well as devastating) in a myriad of ways.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

The Heart Goes Last is packed with the kind of morally and socially complicated ideas that usually intrigue Atwood, and it's impossible not to wonder what she would have done with these ideas in a more heartfelt book, or one that used the serial-installment model to stretch out and explore more of this lightly sketched world.

Ancillary Mercy

In trying to wrap a tale of revenge and revolution somewhere between twenty and a thousand years old, Ancillary Mercy does have its inevitable moments of glossing-over, its occasional too-tidy arrangements.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

This book began as a four-part story for e-publisher Byliner.com, and the idea may have been more successfully realised in the shorter form. As a novel, it’s painfully overextended.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

If you are expecting the snappy and snarky humor we have grown used to on internet media, you won’t find that either, but you will find an amalgam of brilliant satirical takes on modern life in America with hints of Philip K Dick and nods to Franz Kafka.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

“The Heart Goes Last,” her 15th novel, inevitably suffers in comparison with previous books, including the remarkable, recently concluded MaddAddam trilogy, with its sheer inventive beauty and stunning emotional resonance.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

“The Heart Goes Last” is a captivating jump into the absurdity of dominance and desire, love and independence — opposing forces that never find resolution.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

So kick back, relax, and have some fun with it, because Atwood surely did. I mean, what good is the complete collapse of society if you can't enjoy it?

Armada: A Novel

While his second novel is by no means as good as his debut novel, Armada is still fun.

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

Leave it to Margaret Atwood to blend an ingenious (albeit dubious) solution to the spate of joblessness and homelessness produced by the 2008 economic collapse with a mixture of sexual fantasies, mate-switching, sexbots, a 21st-century equivalent to the love potion, futuristic neurosurgery, a resourceful twist on timeshares, and surveillance of everyday activities (a whiff of The Handmaid’s Tale).

SFF World : Zer0es (August 18, 2015)

The novel ends with both closure and a seed for a potential next volume. I’ve come to enjoy the characters even Reagan whose annoyances became less so with the plot’s forward movement, how they interact, and with Chuck’s great storytelling skills, I’m definitely aboard for the more stories featuring any of these characters – even Reagan.

The Human Division

The Human Division is certainly a successful return, and continuation, to one of my favourite SF series. Recommended.

The Hive Construct

There is a wonderfully cinematic feel to proceedings, right from the opening chapter of Zala striding out of the arid heat of the Sahara, possibly dooming herself by returning to the city that damned her, calling to mind Franco Nero’s Django emerging from the Badlands dragging a coffin behind him.


As a fun thriller with some outlandish elements, Supersymmetry rather fun.

Zero World
Starbust Magazine : Zero World (August 26, 2015)

It’s a bold move, and one that leaves things open to develop further.

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

All this may be confounding, more than is dreamt of in our philosophy, but it’s also breathtaking and wondrous.