Category: Book reviews

I occasionally write book reviews.

Stephen Palmer: Urbis Morpheos

Fungal dreams and nightmares. After finishing and really enjoying Palmer’s latest novel, Hairy London, I thought I’d give his previous book, Urbis Morpheos, another try.

Ian Sales: Then will the Great Ocean Wash Deep Above

Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet is an award-winning sequence of alternate history novellas which explore different aspects of the twentieth-century space race.

Andy Weir: The Martian

The Martian is an odd book to review. I’m giving it three stars but it could be two or four, depending on what you want from a novel…

Stephen Palmer: Hairy London

In an alternate Edwardian age, three upper class gents try to win a bet about the nature of love, while all around them everything goes to hair…

Paul McAuley: Confluence, in part

A word of caution for future readers of The Book of Confluence: it appears to be an easy read, but there will come a point, as with most of McAuley’s work, where you can go no further without pausing to adjust your reading expectations…..

Lois McMaster Bujold: Memory and Komarr

Lois McMaster Bujold’s ‘Miles Vorkosigan’ series of novels used to fit into a long line of naval sagas quite neatly….

Ian McDonald: Kirinya

Sequel to Chaga – McDonald’s post-colonial masterpiece.