Eyes of the Void [The Final Architecture #2]

Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★ “He had asked it Why, and it had told him, through image and comparison. Why? Because it was a slave…” Following on from the utterly brilliant Shards of Earth, Eyes of the Void continues the story of the disparate yet valiant crew of the battered salvage ship Vulture God in their fight…… Continue reading Eyes of the Void [The Final Architecture #2]

The Kaiju Preservation Society

John Scalzi ★★★★★ “No one anticipates surprises,” Kahurangi said. “That’s what makes them surprises.” When Jamie Gray decides to swap his doctorate studies for a career at start-up food delivery app füdmüd, he never imagined that he’d end up actually delivering the food, much less have the ridiculous job title of Deliverator™ forced upon him.…… Continue reading The Kaiju Preservation Society

February Releases

January has flown by in a whirl of post-Christmas exhaustion, accounts, and tax returns [Warning: I’ve adulted and finally done my tax return – with whole days to spare – and I feel I’m not getting nearly enough credit for it, so I may feel the need to mention it again], and suddenly February beckons.…… Continue reading February Releases

The Five Star Reads of 2021

My Goodreads Reading Challenge aim for 2021 was to read 200 books, having missed that number by four in 2020. It was a fairly lofty target, given that I’d closed my business down for a couple of months in 2021 due to Covid-19, which gave me so much more time to curl up with a…… Continue reading The Five Star Reads of 2021

January Releases

Wow, January. 2022. You know you’re getting old when time passes too quickly for you to reliably remember what year it is. I generally try to do these ‘end of month/looking forward to next month’ things before, as seems logical, the end of the month, but everything’s been crazy over the last few weeks, and…… Continue reading January Releases

Seasonal Reading Suggestions

Yule blessings, merry Christmas, happy holidays – basically, whatever flavour your late December may be, have a good one. If you’re looking for something seasonal to read, then I humbly recommend the following mixed bag of offerings. The Christmas ThingyF. Paul Wilson Eight-year-old Jessica Atkins wants a monster for Christmas. Not a big, mean monster;…… Continue reading Seasonal Reading Suggestions

December Releases

November has been a relatively slow month on the book front, probably because at this time of year my day job begins to intrude more on my precious reading time. I run a small business, Dragonrat Jewellery, and while I’d usually be knee-deep in Christmas fairs by now Covid-19 has meant sticking to online events…… Continue reading December Releases

Lost in the Vast: A Forgotten History

Chelsea Thornton & Travis Brown ★ When a lost history is uncovered, the door between universes will open. After a four-month dig in Egypt, Alexis Lockett isn’t ready for another adventure. But when she’s lured to Mexico by the promise of the archaeological find of the century, she leaves with her brother Cole to meet…… Continue reading Lost in the Vast: A Forgotten History

November Releases

What’s that saying about good intentions? I’ve not read a single one of the Halloween reads I mentioned last month (although I’m going to start The Island of Dr. Moreau tonight). Instead, I’ve been distracted by random Kindle Unlimited books, a lengthy book of Egyptian steampunk short stories, the fantastic Rivers of London graphic novels,…… Continue reading November Releases

The Left Hand of Dog

SI Clarke  ★★★★ When her dog is abducted by intergalactic bounty hunters for a crime she didn’t commit, Lem is taken along for the ride. She’d been making an effort to be more adventurous but waking up squashed into what felt like a coffin with a full-grown German Shepherd on the Starship Teapot was really…… Continue reading The Left Hand of Dog