Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Space Opera 2019 Challenge. Wow, what a stunning book! I was thoroughly enamoured of the prequel to this, The Forge of God. I thought it was a brilliantly written apocalyptic epic, full of twists and turns and intrigue and enough […]Read more "Book Review: Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear"
Originally posted on FELIX THE FOX MYSTERIES:
The was a recent article on Reedsy, where they analysed data from hundreds of freelancer quotes and arrived at the costs of self-publishing a novel to professional standards. i.e. When you you don’t just upload a just-finished-typing Word file to Amazon, but actually produce a book properly. Instead…
Clan Daughter by Morgan Howell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m really enjoying this series! But I found this book a harder read than the first one, King’s Property. I’m not sure why that is. I think maybe it’s because the first book was such a nail-biting horror-fest that you kind of hope that […]Read more "Book Review: Clan Daughter by Morgan Howell (Queen of the Orcs #2)"
King’s Property by Morgan Howell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this series on some credit at the second-hand bookstore. I was intrigued by the premise, in that it sounded like this was a book that was going to challenge the tired old “orcs are bad guys you can kill with impunity” […]Read more "Book Review: King’s Property by Morgan Howell (Queen of the Orcs #1)"
Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every now and then you accidentally discover a gem of a book. The way this was marketed, I would not have read it. It was pitched to the general fiction and literary markets, and we found it on a sale table at our local Coles […]Read more "Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller"
Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I admit, I picked up this book because I heard there was a Cat / Alien Blood story in it that I had not read. Cat is one of my favourite characters, a love from my youth. I first encountered Cat […]Read more "Book Review: Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge"
A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m always up for a good Weird Western, always up for interesting LGBTQ characters, and always up for excellent Canadian science fiction and fantasy. This book fit the bill perfectly! Ed Morrow is a Pinkerton who has been assigned to infiltrate the […]Read more "Book Review: A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files"