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: Angel-Seeker

Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn Samaria #5 Ace Books 2005 Mass Market Paperback 497 pages Fantasy

This novel was written much later but follows-on about 2 years after the events of Archangel – even though this is technically the fifth book, it works superbly as a stand-alone novel, and reads as if it were #2.

The […]

Review: Archangel

Archangel by Sharon Shinn Samaria #1 Ace 2002 Mass Market Paperback 400 pages Fantasy

Archangel is set on another world, on a land called Samaria which is divided up into three realms: Gaza, Bethel and Jordanna. They aren’t the only place names that sound familiar, there’s also Mount Sinai, the Plain of Sharon and the […]

Review: West of January

West of January by Dave Duncan Red Deer Press 2002 Trade Paperback 318 pages Science Fiction

I was captivated by this book. Set on a world which revolves so slowly that everyone has to move steadily West in order to escape Dusk and Night, which is a devastating ice world, and avoiding High Summer, so […]