Spies in the Family – Eva Dillon (9.0/10)

I am a fan of cold-war fiction, having read it extensively in my youth having grown up in the 1970s and 80s. Le Carre, Ian Fleming and others were one of my staples when not reading my other love - science fiction. This book peaked my interest being non-fiction, with a focus on the first … Continue reading Spies in the Family – Eva Dillon (9.0/10)

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Sci-fi chronicles: a visual history of the galaxy’s greatest science fiction – Guy Haley (10/10)

Advertised as the definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic - I must agree - to a point. The book¬†follows 200 of the greatest galactic creations blending text, infographic timelines, and photographs, chronologically arranged covering all the media (film, tv show, books, etc). Not exhaustive, but for the most popular of the genre, a great … Continue reading Sci-fi chronicles: a visual history of the galaxy’s greatest science fiction – Guy Haley (10/10)

Dies the Fire – S. M. Stirling (8.7/10)

How would humanity get over losing the last 250 years of technology in a single stroke. THis is an interesting premise from one of my favourite Sci-Fi authors. And a very good tale to start the series. I really enjoyed reading through this novel, and the premise held up through meticulous authorship and novel (pardon … Continue reading Dies the Fire – S. M. Stirling (8.7/10)

Devil’s Blood – Prentice and Weil (8/10)

The second book by this pair in the¬†The Books of Pandemonium series, finds Jack travelling in time thanks to the Devils of London. Very readable, although there were sections where I lost the thread of the story due to over complex situations, or unclear development of the plot - and I'm not sure which of … Continue reading Devil’s Blood – Prentice and Weil (8/10)

Black Arts – Prentice and Weil (9.5/10)

I got the first book in this new series second in order,v and waited until I had them in the right order to begin. And I'm glad I did. For a first book this is one outstanding effort. A tale from the 1590s, in old London, with villains, whores, thieves, cutpurses, red-handed Clergy (not caught … Continue reading Black Arts – Prentice and Weil (9.5/10)

The wilful princess & the piebald prince – Robin Hobb (8.9/10)

Reading anything of Robin Hobb's work in the Farseer multiverse is a reason to enjoy. This work though was interesting in that it fills in history in the Farseer lineage mentioned in the original trilogy, but little expanded upon. This novella is written in two parts; the first as the title suggests about the wilful … Continue reading The wilful princess & the piebald prince – Robin Hobb (8.9/10)