Sea of Dreams by Cixin Liu – A Graphic Novel Review

Blurb: It was the Ice and Snow Arts Festival that lured the low-temperature artist to Earth. Drawn by the beauty and technical skill of the sculptures displayed, the extraterrestrial visitor longed to collaborate and share its own art. But while humans learnt to craft ice into exquisite ephemera, the low-temperature artist’s civilisation mastered the manipulation…… Continue reading Sea of Dreams by Cixin Liu – A Graphic Novel Review

The Pariah by Anthony Ryan – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: When the task is a killing, be quick and make sure of it. Torment is an indulgence. Save it for only the most deserving.   Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the…… Continue reading The Pariah by Anthony Ryan – An Audio Book Review

The Planets by Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun’s expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning…… Continue reading The Planets by Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox – An Audio Book Review

Stolen Earth by J. T. Nicholas – A Book Review

Blurb: Environmental disasters and uncontrolled AI armies have caused the human population of Earth to flee. They lie scattered across innumerable space stations and colonies, overcrowded and suffering. The Earth is cut off by the Interdiction Zone: a network of satellites to prevent anything getting into or out of the planet. The incredible cost of…… Continue reading Stolen Earth by J. T. Nicholas – A Book Review

The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: They thought we were safe. They were wrong. Lee and Mal went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor four years ago, and only Lee came back. She thought she’d lost Mal forever, now miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has Mal been all this time? Mal’s reappearance hasn’t…… Continue reading The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky – An Audio Book Review

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks – A Book Review

Blurb: GAVIN GUILE IS DYING. He’d thought he had five years left – now he’s got less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin’s got problems on every side. As he loses control, the world’s magic runs wild, threatening to destroy the…… Continue reading The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks – A Book Review

Descent of Angels by Mitchel Scanlon – A Book Review

Blurb: The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years – the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion…… Continue reading Descent of Angels by Mitchel Scanlon – A Book Review

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: ”I hate every wave of the ocean”, the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientists career. The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin’s fascinating account of his trip – of his biological and geological observations and collection activities,…… Continue reading The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin – An Audio Book Review