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"
The Forge of God by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse 2019 Reading Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: Unknown aliens using a combination of self-replicating nuclear explosions to shatter the Earth’s crust at the tectonic faults, while superdense compressed matter and anti-matter come together at the Earth’s core […]Read more "Book Review: The Forge of God by Greg Bear"
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"
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. “What a lovely book!” I said to my partner with a delighted sigh as I closed the cover, after having done nothing all day but glue my eyes to these pages, and […]Read more "Book Review: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin"
I’m celebrating my Patreon anniversary by making limited-edition Gunsmoke & Dragonfire postcards available to my Patrons during the month of August! These postcards were previously only available to G&D Kickstarter Backers as a reward package! They feature original art by Aaron Siddall our cover illustrator, and three of our authors. Each one is tied to […]Read more "Limited Edition Postcards! Join My Patreon AUGUST ONLY!"
VALIS by Philip K. Dick My rating: 2 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. I gotta tell ya, I’ve read enough PKD on the SF Masterworks imprint list by now (holy sh*t, FOURTEEN PKD books on this list and NOT ONE Lois McMaster Bujold?! Are you people out of your […]Read more "Book Review: VALIS by Philip K. Dick"
Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. One might be deterred by a book with a Confederate shield on the front of it, and rightfully so. But don’t let it dissuade you; this isn’t what it looks like. This is a well-written […]Read more "Book Review: Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore"