Chaos Space by Marianne de Pierres

Mira has fled Araldis on Insignia – as an Innate only she can pilot the ship with the gene she has inherited from her father. Setting course to the nearest OLOSS system in search of help for Araldis, she faces continuous obstacles and questioning, not only about Araldis but of the Biozoon, Insignia, in which they show more than just a passing curiosity. Along with the group of mercenaries she picked up on Araldis, Mira and Insignia try to find help. Rast, the leader of the mercenaries, has some interesting contacts that will help them on the way. Continue reading “Chaos Space by Marianne de Pierres”

The Gabble and other stories by Neal Asher

The Gabble and other stories is a new collection of Neal’s shorter fiction with 10 short stories dating from 1999 through to this year. Anyone that has read Neal’s other collection, The Engineer ReConditioned, will know just what to expect from the man that is the master of weird, wonderful and downright gruesome alien creature creations. Add this to the great way in which Neal can quickly draw you into a story and you’ve got a must have collection of some of the best science fiction out there. Continue reading “The Gabble and other stories by Neal Asher”

Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont

I’m fairly easy when it comes to getting books and knowing what I like in the science fiction genre, but when it comes to fantasy I don’t know where to start. I’ve tried some things in the past (the first Wheel of Time springs to mind – my brother lent me his copy as he’s working his way through the series) but I’ve got a chapter or so in to the book and find nothing that I like so I put it down. I decided that I really should try something else, I’ve read so many things on the various forums I visit about such great fantasy series’ that I’ve never bothered with before. Continue reading “Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont”

Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams

First up a big thanks to Graeme for sending this on to me after he had finished it a while back. His review was great and made Implied Spaces the exact sort of thing I thought I would enjoy – it didn’t disappoint! Although it’s taken me a while to get around to, I couldn’t be more thankful to Graeme for passing it my way! Continue reading “Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams”

Watching Trees Grow by Peter F Hamilton

After reading Vault of Deeds (a novella by James Barclay from PS Publishing) last week and enjoying it so much I picked Watching Trees Grow up off the shelf as a nice and short bedtime read. I’ve read it before so I knew what was coming, but it still doesn’t take away the fact that this is a great little read :) Continue reading “Watching Trees Grow by Peter F Hamilton”

Vault of Deeds by James Barclay

The Vault of Deeds, the place where all tales and stories of heroes are recorded. Their great battles, their formidable blades, their heroic speech. The heroes of Goedterre have vanquished all evil since the dark ages, not one falling to an enemies blade. But now something is amiss, heroes are falling and evil is rising. Continue reading “Vault of Deeds by James Barclay”

Titanicus by Dan Abnett

When the vital forge world of Orestes comes under attack by a legion of Chaos Titans, the planet is forced to appeal for help. Titan Legio Invicta, although fresh from combat and in desperate need of refit and repair, responds, committing its own force of war engines to the battle. As the god-machines stride to war, the world trembles, for the devastation they unleash could destroy the very world they have pledged to save. Continue reading “Titanicus by Dan Abnett”

God Emperor of Didcot by Toby Frost

The evil alien Ghast along with the religious fanatics the Republic of Eden have invaded Urn, the principle planet of the Didcot system and the main supplier of tea to the British Empire. Without tea the British will lose their moral fibre and the Ghast will wipe them aside. Continue reading “God Emperor of Didcot by Toby Frost”

Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost

Isambard Smith has been drafted for a mission – to collect a passenger, Rhianna, for one planet and take her to another. He’s given a small, pretty pathetic ship, the John Pym, a pilot in Carveth, an android and former sex-bot that is on the run, and he brings along his alien friend, Suruk the Slayer, an M’Lak with an unhealthy obsession with collecting skulls. Continue reading “Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost”