Tagged: robots

Exit strategy by

Murderbot diaries ; 4 I love these books. They just feel so warm and comforting, like a hug, despite the fact that the narrator describes themselves...

Fandom for robots by

Published in Uncanny Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017. Issue 17. Short stories often don’t really work for me. Either too little happens or too much. Also being so...

Artificial condition by

The Murderbot Diaries ; 2 The whole time I was reading this book1 I kept telling myself to slow down. It is short, only 159 pages2...

The prey of gods by

I added this book to my TBR pile a whole year ago, when it was rec’d by Kameron Hurley. And then it was one of the...

All systems red by

The Murderbot diaries : 1 – Read an extract. Way back in January Kameron Hurley posted about a list of books that she had preordered, and...

Genesis by

In the far distant future fourteen year old Anax is about to sit an exam. A four hour interview that will decide whether or not she...

Mad Bad Richard Dadd by

Mad Bad Richard Dadd has been commissioned by Sir Thomas to paint a record of their journey through Europe. But travelling from Greece he is visited one night by a strange figure calling himself Osiris. But that is just a name this figure has taken, he is insistent that he is no supernatural character.

Dadd is a real-life character, a famous Victorian painter, and infamously a murderer. This is a possible telling of how he became this murderer.

Olympos by

By Dan Simons
I really loved Ilium when I read it in June so was looking forward to this, the sequel. And it kicks off right where we left the story in the first book. Unfortunately it just didn’t work as well. All through this book I was interested in what was going on, but never gripped, never fascinated or engaged by it. Merely hmm, that’s interesting.