Synopsis “You are the next step in human evolution…” What if you could be capable of more? What if you could think sharper, read faster, memorise better, sleep deeper? For Logan Ramsay, it’s happening. He’s been targeted for an upgrade. The problem is, it wasn’t his choice. His genes have been hacked. To discover why, […]
Synopsis Neuroscientist Amira Valdez is in danger. Andrew Reznik, the ruthless leader of the fundamentalist Trinity Compound, is using a powerful mind control drug to form an army with a shared consciousness and a single goal — to wage war against the outside world. And he’s determined to capture Amira to study the strange neurological […]
Synopsis A modern gothic thriller set in a decaying urban environment and lush mutant wilderness. Solari wasn’t alive when the ozone layer split like a gutted fish above Tasmania and spilled radiation over the edge of the stratosphere, but she’s living with the consequences — the mutations, the gangland war, and the border wall that […]
Synopsis Eddie Robson’s Drunk on All Your Strange New Words is a locked room mystery in a near future world of politics and alien diplomacy. Lydia works as translator for the Logi cultural attaché to Earth. They work well together, even if the act of translating his thoughts into English makes her somewhat wobbly on her feet. […]
Synopsis On planet SP714, Nathaniel Dex is a megalomaniacal weapons manufacturer who adopted three children — Varian, Isra, and Ren. Through years of genetic enhancements, he raised these children to become the ultimate weapons. They’re teenagers who are deadlier than entire armies. They’re his legacy. They’re his future. They’re the biggest threat to the planet. […]
Synopsis More than a hundred years from now, an arborist fighting to save the last remaining forest on Earth discovers a secret about the trees — one that changes not only her life, but also the fate of our world. The novelette is inspired by the real-life “Future Library,” a long-term environmental and literary public […]
The City Inside is a tricky novel to review. On one hand, I enjoyed it a lot—its characters, world, technology and atmosphere. On the other, the narrative structure is strange, and the real story takes a while to coalesce and impress. That said, it’s also a short book, and author Samit Basu manages to pack in a ton of great ideas, character development and worldbuilding. It’s also a book that contains a heaping pile of heart, humor and positivity, offering up some much-needed levity in these strange times we are in.
Armitage’s tightly packed sprint down memory lane is an unmissable sci-fi surge. It’s definitely not something to forget.
A Touch of Death is a semi-finalist in SPSFC.
would enjoy, and I was right. This book takes the apocalyptic sci-fi genre and somehow makes it it’s own.
hat Branches Grow is one of the SPSFC semi-finalists and was assigned to FanFiAddict in the semi-finals.
This is very much the story of a journey. Early on Delia and Gennero meet and Gennero ends up following Delia into the wastelands. Somewhere along that journey he decides he doesn’t want to return to the town he lived in, and instead befriends her and joins her on her quest to reach a mythical city that isn’t ravaged by the wastes. I enjoyed all of the nods to other post-apocalyptic worlds.
To be blunt, I’m not a big reader of short story collections. It’s something that has been a sore spot in my reading history, and something I’ve wanted to amend—at some point. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t found the right collection, or there’s a part of me that connects much more deeply with a novel. But, when I was presented with the opportunity to read and review Janelle Monáe’s new sci-fi collection, The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer, I was able to slip past whatever mental hurdle I had and dove right in. As a fan of Monáe’s music and amazing concept albums, it came as no surprise that the world and atmosphere of these five stories (which are actually more like novelette length) bleed off the page. While not all of the stories succeed, the interconnected nature of this rich world and its poignant themes makes this collection a worthwhile investment.
Synopsis A robot yearns to remember. A thief struggles to forget. A galaxy on the verge of chaos. On the fringe of a broken civilisation, a robot awakens with no memories and only one directive: find his creator. But in the village of Korthe, Beetro finds only radioactive pestilence, famine, and Miree — a tormented […]