Category: Books

The inverted world by Christopher Priest 2

Inverted world by

Part of my Sci-Fi Experience 2015 as well as the Vintage Sci-Fi Not a Challenge Helward Mann was born, and grew up, in the city of Earth. Like all children he was raised in the creche, his father sometimes came to...

at the mouth of the river of bees by Kij Johnson 0

The Bitey Cat by

I’m dipping in and out of Kij Johnson’s collection of short stories At the mouth of the river of bees. The Bitey Cat is one of the stories in the collection. It tells the story of a young girl, Sarah, whose...

Daughter of Necessity by Marie Brennan 0

Daughter of Necessity by

Available to read online at Tor.com via Bookgazing on LadyBusiness In The Odyssey Penelope is the wife of Odysseus. While he is lost on his journey she remains at home on their island kingdom, pursued by many suitors who wish to...

Finely woven threads  by Nathan Edmondson 2

Black Widow : the finely woven thread by

All I know about Black Widow, aka Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova, aka Natasha Romanoff, comes from the Marvel films. So I know she’s pretty damn awesome and deserves a film of her very own. But until1 that happens comics are where...

The just City by Jo Walton 2

The Just City by

ARC received via the publishers & netgalley. Apollo just cannot understand why Daphne chose to turn into a tree. It simply doesn’t make sense to him. The game is that nymphs run, Apollo chases. And Apollo catches. He cannot comprehend why...

A Hive for the Honey-Bee by Soinbhe Lally 0

A Hive for the Honey-Bee by

Thora is a newly hatched bee. The queen has just swarmed and those that are remaining in the hive are all awaiting their new queen. They continue to work and live, but their lack is always present. She, unlike most of...

Shadow Gate by Kate Elliott 7

Shadow Gate by

Crossroads #2 The blurb on the back cover of my edition of this book gives away a pretty big spoiler for book one. So does the first line of the book, so I’ve had to take a different one for the...

Liesmith by Alis Franklin 0

Liesmith by

The Wyrd : book 1 Read an excerpt Sigmund Sussman works in I.T support, answering questions usually with the advice to “switch if off and then switch it back on again”. He lives at home with his Dad, his mother died...

stats 7

In the year 2014

It’s that time of year again, stats and reviews are everywhere. I didn’t do a 2013 round-up, as far as I can recall,1 but I did do a quick review of 2012 the year before. In 2014 my Goodreads stats tell...

Symbiont by Mira Grant 0

Symbiont by

Parasitology #2 Part of my Sci Fi Experience 2015 In Parasite we met Sal Mitchell, or Sally as she doesn’t like to be called. She had been in a car crash, had suffered amnesia and was trying to rebuild her memories...

Cracked not broken by Kevin Hines 0

Cracked not broken by

When he was nineteen years old Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco to what he thought would be his death. As he fell he found himself changing his mind. And luckily for him he survived. Severely...

Those who hunt the night by Barbara Hambly 2

Those who hunt the night by

A James Asher book #1, also published as Immortal Blood James Asher, retired spy and scholar, comes home one day to find a vampire in his house. A vampire who has his entire household asleep, and under threat. For if Asher...