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: 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: Killbox

Killbox by Ann Aguirre Sirantha Jax #4 Ace 2010 Mass Market Paperback 353 pages Science Fiction

This series was an instant hit with me when I started reading it in 2008, and one that I eagerly look forward to. However, this fourth book in the series wasn’t as satisfying as the others. The second half […]

Review: Doubleblind

Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre Sirantha Jax #3 Ace 2009 Mass Market Paperback 302 pages Science Fiction

This review contains mild spoilers for the previous two books.

With Morgut attacks on space stations and planetary settlements escalating, the ousted Farwan Corporation’s supporters pirating space ships, and the Syndicate coming out in the open to offer protection […]

Review: Space Captain Smith

Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost Chronicles of Isambard Smith #1 Myrmidon 2008 Trade Paperback 306 pages Science Fiction

It’s the 25th century and the British Empire has gone galactic. It’s one of a few powerful space empires, alongside the fanatical Republic of New Eden, the Devrin Corporation and its number one enemy, the Ghast […]

Review: Wanderlust

Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre Jax #2 Ace 2008 Mass Market Paperback 312 pages Science Fiction

Picking up a few weeks after the big climax of Grimspace, the Conglomerate is trying to pick up the pieces after the fall of Farwan (the Corps) in a power vacuum that the human-hungry Morgut are taking advantage. Roped […]

Review: Grimspace

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre Jax #1 Ace 2008 Mass Market Paperback 312 pages Science Fiction

Sirantha Jax is a rarity, a jumper: she’s a carrier of the J-gene, enabling her to navigate grimspace and take spaceships with her through a pilot, dramatically decreasing the amount of time it takes to travel the galaxy. Jumping shortens […]