Tag Archives: 2013

REVIEW: THE ROOK BY DANIEL O’MALLEY

Daniel O’Malley’s first novel, The Rook, won the 2012 Aurealis Award for best SF Novel published by an Australian and comes laden with praise from writers like Charlaine Harris, Charles Yu and Lev Grossman. I found it hard to understand … Continue reading

Posted in Other reviews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on REVIEW: THE ROOK BY DANIEL O’MALLEY

REVIEW: THE PEACOCK CLOAK BY CHRIS BECKETT

The thing that I like best about Chris Beckett’s short stories in general, and this new collection, The Peacock Cloak, in particular is the rage that is bubbling under the surface and that occasionally erupts from the page. Not all … Continue reading

Posted in Other reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on REVIEW: THE PEACOCK CLOAK BY CHRIS BECKETT

REVIEW: EXISTENCE BY DAVID BRIN

I did not like David Brin’s Existence. It is a book so distressingly unpleasant that it left me wondering – and this is no exaggeration – whether I had had enough of the whole of science fiction. I suppose you … Continue reading

Posted in Other reviews, Review | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on REVIEW: EXISTENCE BY DAVID BRIN

THE ART OF POLITICAL FUTILITY

Last night my Twitter feed filled, briefly, with closely cropped images of protestors in V for Vendetta/Guy Fawkes masks making some noise outside the Houses of Parliament and comments criticising the BBC for not covering what was, obviously, an epoch-making … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on THE ART OF POLITICAL FUTILITY

REVIEW OF STRANGE BODIES AT ARCFINITY

My review of Marcel Theroux’s new novel, Strange Bodies, is online now at Arcfinity. When this arrived in the post I realised that I had actually read Theroux’s previous novel – the Clarke Award nominated Far North – but had … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on REVIEW OF STRANGE BODIES AT ARCFINITY

REVIEW OF CURVE OF THE EARTH ON ARCFINITY

My review of Simon Morden’s The Curve of the Earth is now online at Arcfinity. I quite enjoyed the first three novels, but this was a bit disappointing – though I’m still hoping the later volumes could bring a return to … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Other reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on REVIEW OF CURVE OF THE EARTH ON ARCFINITY

SOLARIS RISING 2 AND ME

So busy with stuff I hadn’t noticed that the table of contents for Solaris Rising 2 had been announced. I’m chuffed to be in this book alongside a list of very fine writers. I’m only slightly worried that I’m the … Continue reading

Posted in Writing news | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on SOLARIS RISING 2 AND ME