Review: Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown Red Rising Saga #1 Hodder 2014 Paperback 382 pages Science Fiction; Speculative Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

I’ve barely started and I’m already finding this review hard to write – not for the usual reasons, though. It’s hard because all I really want to be doing right now is reading the […]

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 […]

Book Excerpt: Eternal Night by Jade Kerrion

I’m very excited to welcome science fiction-fantasy author Jade Kerrion back to my blog today. She has a new book out and it sounds like an awesome paranormal blend. To celebrate the release of Eternal Night, I have an excerpt to share with you – read on for a taste!


“What makes Kerrion’s […]

Review: Dark Horizons

Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T Colgan BBC Books 2013 (2012) Trade Paperback 307 pages Science Fiction; Time Travel

Based on the character of the 11th Doctor as played by Matt Smith, Jenny T Colgan has brought the Time Lord to life in this well-written, authentic and tightly-paced historical science fiction story.

On […]

Review: Alien Proliferation

Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch Kitty Katt #4 Daw 2011 Mass Market Paperback 458 pages Science Fiction

This fourth instalment in the Kitty Katt series delivers just as much action as the previous books, proving that a newborn can’t slow Kitty down. Fighting another grand mastermind design full of red herrings and unknown enemies, […]

Review: Alien in the Family

Alien in the Family by Gini Koch Katherine “Kitty” Katt #3 Daw 2011 Mass Market Paperback 457 pages Science Fiction; Romance

Six months after accepting sexy alien Jeff Martini’s marriage proposal, Kitty and the other Alpha-Centauri’s (A-C’s) learn that a beacon has been triggered, alerting the A-C home world of the impending marriage. Why […]