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Agency
Book Review

Agency

William Gibson. Penguin. (416p) ISBN 9780241974575 I’m a huge fan of William Gibson (I’ve not got a collection of Neuromancer in different editions…) and am always waiting for his next book with great anticipation, waiting to see where he takes us next. In Agency, he gives us a ‘prequel and sequel’ to The Peripheral. Like …

La Belle Sauvage
Book Review

La Belle Sauvage

Philip Pullman. Penguin. (592p) ISBN 9780241365854 I’ve had the special edition of La Belle Sauvage with the Lynx daemon sat on my shelves since it was released but never got around to reading it. I found this on the RBDigital service whilst looking through for a fantasy or sci-fi book to listen to and thought …

Splinters of Sunshine
Journal

Books for August 2021

I know I’ve just posted a blog on books for July 2021 but I’m trying to get this recommend post out a couple of months in advance so here’s August’s and I’m now going to be working on September’s if there are any books you want me to highlight. As always these are my personal …

Glimpses of the Unknown
Book Review

Glimpses of the Unknown

Mike Ashley (ed). British Library Publishing. (336p) ISBN 9780712352666 I picked this up at random quite a while back as I liked the cover and the concept of revisiting never before republished supernatural stories of the early 20th century. This is part of a larger overall series that the British Library is publishing, old supernatural …

The Promise Witch
Book Review

The Promise Witch

Celine Kiernan. Walker Books. (224p) ISBN 9781406373936 I’d been waiting on The Promise Witch forever, or that’s how it felt as the first two in the trilogy were soooo good. From the start I realised that I was really going to enjoy this adventure with Mup and Crow, we see old enemies return and new …

New Suns
Book Review

New Suns

ed Nisi Shawl. Rebellion. (320p) ISBN 9781781086384 This is one of the first books I requested from NetGalley and I’ve been so remiss in getting reviews done for the books I’ve requested that I thought I best start now and get on with it. New Suns is a collection of “Original Speculative Fiction by People …

One Day All This Will Be Yours
Book Review

One Day All This Will Be Yours

Adrian Tchaikovsky. Rebellion. (144p) ISBN 9781781088746 I’ve never read anything by Adrian Tchaikovsky before even though I had seen his work around a lot, and that he has won loads of awards. I kept telling myself there would be plenty of time to do so but never got round to it. When I saw this …