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Book Review – The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Only nineteen years old, taciturn Sean Kendrick is the reigning champion of the Scorpio Races, where the capaill uisce (carnivorous water horses) can be more vicious than the humans riding them, and a usual race incurs multiple fatalities. Sean is riding as an . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review – Zero Point by Neal Asher

Zero Point by Neal Asher My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alan Saul has won the battle for Earth orbit and successfully beheaded the Committee as well as destroying the majority of their orbital infrastructure, used for terrorising any planet bound opponents. Departing Earth’s orbit, Saul points the Argus Space Station towards Mars and begins . . . → Read More: Book Review – Zero Point by Neal Asher

Book Review – The Departure by Neal Asher

The Departure by Neal Asher My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alan Saul wakes to find himself in a crate on the conveyor belt heading to the Calais incinerator for disposal. He doesn’t fully know who he is, or how he ended up on there, but there’s some sort of AI, Janus, in his mind, . . . → Read More: Book Review – The Departure by Neal Asher

Book Review – Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jack Holloway, a disbarred lawyer, is working as a Sunstone prospector on the planet Zarathustra, when he triggers a landslide. He is immediately fired by ZaraCorp for causing this damage, however they acted too soon, as he then registers an independent claim on the . . . → Read More: Book Review – Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Book Review – Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sandman Slim is in hell. Again. This time, he’s been tricked into running the joint. The supernatural denizens of hell aren’t too impressed with a human-ish overlord, and it’s a race as to whether physical violence or intolerable bureaucracy will kill him first.

. . . → Read More: Book Review – Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

How I became known as Mr Deed Poll to HBF

I changed my name by Deed Poll in late January (my first name is now the name everyone’s actually been calling me the past ten years), and have been going through the various companies and getting them to update it. This has been the weirdest result yet … . . . → Read More: How I became known as Mr Deed Poll to HBF

Book Review – Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Captain Ivan “You Idiot!” Vorpatril is busily doing his duty on Komarr, with a side of trying to charm the local women, when a friend from Barrayaran intelligence asks a favour. Suddenly Ivan finds himself in trouble as he attempts to protect . . . → Read More: Book Review – Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Book Review – Libromancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Welcome to the world of Libriomancy, a magical ability to draw physical items out of books. Gutenberg (yes, that Gutenberg) founded a secret society to train Libriomancers and stop them going power hungry and taking over the world. Now someone, or something, is threatening . . . → Read More: Book Review – Libromancer by Jim C. Hines

Book Review – God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

God Save the Queen by Kate Locke My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I picked up this book in a book store when I saw the cover, and wondered what it was doing in the Speculative Fiction section.

Reading the blurb, the premise sounded good – in Victorian England a strange plague created Vampires, Werewolves . . . → Read More: Book Review – God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

Teen Wolf is the new Buffy

I was watching the end of Season 2 of Teen Wolf, and Tori was re-watching it with me. There’s a moment when Derek is working on something, and Peter, standing behind him, contributes sarcastically. At that moment, Tori suddenly announced “Peter is Spike!”. Then it all started to click into place. . . . → Read More: Teen Wolf is the new Buffy