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Exit strategy by

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

All systems red by

The Murderbot diaries : 1 – Read an extract. Way back in January Kameron Hurley posted about a list of books...

Genesis by

In the far distant future fourteen year old Anax is about to sit an exam. A four hour interview that will...

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.