Category Archives: Books

N.K. Jemisin – The Stone Sky (2017) Review

Genre: fantasy, science-fantasy, post-apocalypse Series: The Broken Earth, part 3 Pages: 416 The final book of the Broken Earth trilogy. The story continues right where The Obelisk Gate left it. Essun is still with Ykka and the Castrima comm, but … Continue reading

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Dave Hutchinson – Europe at Midnight (2015) Review

Genre: science fiction Pages: 303 My rating: 8.5/10 Much like its predecessor, Europe at Midnight is a fragmented novel. Dave Hutchinson’s remarkable science fiction series is about the fragmentation and fragile unity of the continent Europe. Our own version of … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings (2010) Review

Genre: Epic Fantasy Series: The Stormlight Achive 1 Pages: 1252 (paperback) Just look at this book! The paperback is so fat that the author’s name and the title are written horizontally on the spine! I’m feeling quite some trepidation, since … Continue reading

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David D. Levine – Arabella of Mars (2016) Review

Genre: Science Fantasy Series: The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 1 Pages: 382 The year 1812. England and France are at war. Arabella Ashby has a pleasant life running through canyons on Mars. She lives there as a young lady with … Continue reading

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T.J. Bass – The Godwhale (1974) Review

T.J. Bass only ever wrote two books and this is his second and last one. Both of them are extraordinarily weird. So, Half Past Human (1971) and The Godwhale (1974) play out in a future earth where a few trillion … Continue reading

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R. Scott Bakker – The Unholy Consult (2017) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: Aspect-Emperor, part 4 In reviewing this novel, I accidentally wrote a novel myself. So it has come to this. The final book in the Aspect-Emperor sub-series. All storylines converge in the far north. The Ordeal marches … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – Borne (2017) Review

Genre: New Weird/Science Fiction/Biopunk Pages: 336 My rating: 8.5/10 Jeff Vandermeer’s new creation, or concoction, requires so much explaining that I don’t know where to start. I will try to give a brief description of what is only the setup: … Continue reading

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