It’s always fun to start a new space opera! There is so much to discover; new aliens to meet, new technology to experience and all the world-building that comes with an epic book. Ancestral Night has all of this and more! This will be a spoiler free review, so you can read on!Continue reading
I’m a sucker for books about BDOs (Big Dumb Objects) and the Heritage series of books seduced me with the premise of Summertide. Small, easy to read books and there’s 5 of them and I’m going to review all of them together. Charles Sheffield has woven an intricate universe full of mystery and wonder and he doesn’t disappoint!
Every so often, along comes a book that tells you one thing but does quite something else. Children of Time takes that to the next level and constantly blows your mind with possibilities. If you like a book with big bold ideas of the future, you’ve found it. I can’t believe I put off reading this book for years.
So this book kept popping up on the ‘Recommendations for you’ widget on Goodreads. I have read military scifi before so maybe that’s where this recommendation comes from. I like the genre because the books are usually quick to read, full of action and very entertaining. That was sadly not the case with Constitution. This book is as cliche as military scifi could possibly be.
The Expanse series has been one of the best space opera in recent times and with timely releases every year, it’s easy to stay hooked. The television show based on the books is just the icing on the cake. With the release of book 7, there’s now only two books left to go and so many questions that need answering. PR has of course raised way more questions than it answers but man, was this a brilliant book.
Without giving away too much of the review, let me just say this: what an incredible book. My mind is blown.
Before continuing with this review, I’d like to warn readers who may stumble on this review without ever having read anything from the series. STOP right here and don’t read any further. It’s really difficult to review book 7 of a series without any spoilers. So be warned.
After reading the excellent opening book of this trilogy there was no doubt in my mind that I would go through the remaining two books. The first book set an excellent plot in motion and ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger. Countdown City is a great follow up to The Last Policeman and brings us closer to the end of the world with just 77 days till impact.
Goes without saying that if you haven’t read The Last Policeman yet, this review will be full of spoilers.
The Last Policeman has been on my list for quite a while now. What appealed to me at first about the book was the unique plot of a detective novel with apocalypse around the corner. The one perfect question the back cover asked was, “Why solve a murder when we’re all going to die anyway?”. That is an extremely powerful sentence which speaks volumes about humanity and how it would deal with an impending expiration date.
Goodreads is an excellent place to find new books and I’m happy to say that this was one of the better finds. Assassin Marked follows the tale of an assassin for hire in a sci-fi setting looking for revenge while trying to survive a shady criminal syndicate.
I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.
I picked up Martian Time-Slip because the plot described on the back cover is exciting. The fact that the book is written by PKD is just icing on the top. He was a most brilliant writer; bending reality with just words and making you believe impossible worlds.
Novellas are a great way to get the feel of a future series. I love the idea of getting a taste of a series without reading 500 pages of the first book. Recently I have read a lot of good novellas which has convinced me that not all great stories need to be thicker than a brick. Martha Wells has done a bang-up job of getting me excited for her future books in the Murderbot series. If the name, Murderbot, wasn’t enough to excite you, the book definitely will.