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Book Review: Lightless by C. A. Higgins

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Del Rey (Sept, 2015), Cover by David G. Stevenson   Caitlin A. Higgins’ ‘hard sf’ Lightless (2015) is a solid, first novel that engrosses from the get-go. It balances scientific speculation with developed main characters in a tense, claustrophobic and psychologically thrilling drama. Whilst Higgins covers familiar ground in her exploration of SFnal themes, she does so […]

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Book Review: Unforgettable by Eric James Stone

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Baen (Jan, 2016), Cover by Kurt Miller   Whilst the plot of Eric James Stone’s Unforgettable (2016) might sound like a cliché one is liable to find in any old espionage novel with a gimmicky hook to reel the reader in, it works, and it works wonderfully. The conceit, that a man is completely forgettable […]

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High-Rise by J. G. Ballard

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Jonathan Cape U.K. Hc | 1975 | Cover by Craig Dodd   I’d always wished to read J. G. Ballard ever since I had seen Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of his novel Empire of the Sun. I was also aware that he had written a number of science fiction novels, but I still never got […]

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