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Something Coming Through

Even if Something Coming Through feels like a minor work in his oeuvre when compared to landmarks of the genre such as Fairyland or The Quiet War series, it is still a considerable work that I would recommend to anybody interested in the contemporary state of science fiction.


Persona has a broad appeal that will invite readers who may not dip their toes into the genre with regularity to take longer, more considered swims in its waters.


Persona is a tense, wonderfully satisfying tightrope walk of a novel, that will make sure you never look at red carpets the same way again.

Kiss of Steel

There’s a lot of excellent build up and action in this book, too. It’s four-hundred plus pages that breezed by due to excellent pacing.

Something Coming Through

Full of exciting plot twists and an intriguing mix of human and non-human characters, this murder mystery set in a dystopian backdrop is future history at its very best.

Willful Child

Willful Child is enjoyable if you can take the humour it contains. Erikson clearly knows his source material well, but it’s far from perfect and will easily divide the opinion of its readers.

The Martian: A Novel

The Martian is a brilliant novel, which took me by surprise from beginning to end. It's unexpected, full of characters to love, laugh and despair with, and is a book about humans being tested to the extreme.

The Peripheral

The Peripheral is to be celebrated as a return to futuristic science fiction for a writer who revolutionized the genre thirty years ago.

Karen Memory

Karen Memory breezes by at a leisurely pace, a bracing yet charming adventure yarn that never feels forced, despite the brassy confidence of its delivery.

Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

If Trichter’s novel had been better edited to keep it focused, it could have been something great, too.

The Eterna Files
Kirkus Reviews : The Eterna Files (February 03, 2015)

Gloomy froth for the teen goth enamored of petticoats and séances.

The Bees

Through imagining what it is like to be a bee, the novel ends up reflecting on what a marvel it is to simply be – cutting to the heart of existence as it pits the perils of extinction against the fierce instinct to survive.

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.

Karen Memory

Bear packs so much passion, energy, and uniqueness in the novel.

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.