Review Catch-up #2 - Speculative Fiction

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie Imperial Radch #1 Orbit 2013 Trade Paperback 384 pages Science Fiction; Space Opera; Science Fantasy

The last book I read in 2016 was easily one of the best. I had read a short review of this trilogy in the Review section of the Weekend Australian (the Review section is […]

Review: The Mad Scientist's Daughter

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke Angry Robot 2013 Trade Paperback 391 pages Speculative Fiction; Science Fiction

I was looking forward to reading this novel, described as “A tale of love, loss and robots”, and wasn’t really sure, when I started, just what kind of book it is. If we want to […]

Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl with all the Gifts by MR Carey Orbit 2014 Large Format Paperback 403 pages Speculative Fiction; Apocalyptic Fiction; Horror; Science Fiction

Ten year old Melanie is a very special girl. Her life follows a specific and unchanging routine, and it is the only world she knows. In the morning, they come into […]

Review: Camp Concentration

Camp Concentration by Thomas M Disch Vintage Books 1999 (1968) Trade Paperback 184 pages Speculative Fiction; Apocalyptic Fiction

In this alternate America, the country didn’t stop with Vietnam. It declared war on the world. Scientists work on creating and perfecting the latest in weapons and germ warfare. When Louis Sacchetti, a poet and war protestor, […]

Review: The Suicide Collectors

The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard St. Martin’s Press 2008 Hardcover 320 pages Science Fiction; Apocalyptic Fiction

Some time in the not-too-distant future, everyone in a popular night club in Tokyo committed suicide. Not long after, suicide rates around the world started climbing. Tokyo was only the beginning of a world-wide Despair. Depression, hopelessness: it […]