Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2020

Some exciting stuff happened in November, most exciting of all were the reports of vaccines that have been proven to be effective and could start making the rounds as early as December. Yay for (hopefully) not living under constant fear of straying within six feet of other people … In less plague-related news, my reading…… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2020

The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion.Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . . Savine dan Glokta, once Adua’s most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way. For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour…… Continue reading The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel – A Book Review

Blurb: A twenty-story-tall metallic figure appears in the middle of Regent’s Park. The caretakers at London Zoo notice it first at around 4am. The figure, or robot, bears a great resemblance to the UN robot known as Themis . . . Who made Themis? It’s been ten years since Themis – a giant alien metal…… Continue reading Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel – A Book Review

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him, but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can top him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for…… Continue reading Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie – An Audio Book Review

Call of the Bone Ships by R. J. Barker – A Book Review

Blurb: Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalties and fighting for their…… Continue reading Call of the Bone Ships by R. J. Barker – A Book Review

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – An Audio Book Review

Blurb:  One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very…… Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – An Audio Book Review

The Book of Malachi by T. C. Farren – A Book Review

Blurb: In this frightening, high-concept science fiction thriller, a mute survivor of civil war must confront the horrors of organ farming on a deep-sea oilrig. Nominated for the 2020 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans . Malachi, a mute thirty-year-old man, has just received an extraordinary job offer. In exchange for six months as…… Continue reading The Book of Malachi by T. C. Farren – A Book Review

Eight Cylinders by Jason Parent – A Book Review

Blurb: Sebastian “Seb” McAlister has run out of luck in Vegas. Cornered by a trigger-happy gang and shot through the stomach, he makes a desperate escape in his supercharged Hellcat. Fate guides Seb safely out of Sin City and into the desert, but as his wheels fade into the horizon, he fades into darkness. He awakes…… Continue reading Eight Cylinders by Jason Parent – A Book Review