Genre Archive : sff

(Genres are usual for categorising stuff but apart from that they mean very little to me, so you might not agree with what I have listed where)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
It really can be hard to separate the fantasy from the sci-fi, I mean to many Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series is fantasy cause it has dragons. But they are genetically altered aliens of the future, so that makes them sci-fi, right?
It’s easy to lump them all together

The Martian
The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to […]

Dawn of the Planet of the apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dir. Matt Reeves

The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes1 and if you’ll recall at the end of Rise the […]

The Grinnell Method

Published – Strange Horizons, Sept 2012. Available to read online here. In 1943 ornithologist Barbara Kenney comes to observe the […]

Tigerman
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he […]

The Copper Promise
The Copper Promise by Jen Williams

Gallo has grown bored of waiting for his companions, Wydrin aka The Copper Cat and Sebastian the ex Ynnsmouth knight, […]

Late Eclipses
Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire

The fourth October Daye novel. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series then this review […]

Selkie Stories Are for Losers
Selkie (can't find creator of the image)

Read online at Strange Horizons Our unnamed narrator is a teenage girl, working in a restaurant after her mother left, […]

An artificial night
An artificial light - Seanan McGuire

An October Daye novel #3 Originally read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge, 18th May 2012 reread for […]

The Mirror Empire
The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Book 1 in The Worldbreaker Saga Arc received from NetGalley Before I even mention the plot of the book I […]

X-Men: days of future past
X-men: days of future past dir. Bryan Singer

Mutants throughout the world are being hunted down and murdered by the Sentinels. And not only mutants, but anyone with […]

Godzilla
Godzilla dir. Gareth Edwards

Is there a point to me doing a quick recap of a Godzilla movie plot? I mean, you all know […]

Shadows
Shadows by Robin McKinley

Read a sample Shadows is set in an alternate world, one where the Newworld has eradicated all magic, and the […]