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Dreadnought: Nemesis is one of my favourite young adult novels. There is a great line early in the book about how if you’re no good at being a boy, it’s beaten into you until you either comply or have the good grace to kill yourself. It’s a long time since I was a boy, but that […]
Every six months or so, NewCon Press publishes four SFF novellas around a particular theme. The publisher then commissions a single piece of artwork that expresses an element of each story in a single panel or image. The panels are then lettered and branded to create covers, and the four books are sold as a […]
There is a complex, even thrillerish galactic conspiracy plot at the heart of Tom Toner’s debut science fantasy novel, but that’s not really why you read it. Indeed, the threads of that plot are so disparate and spread out over so many years (and light years) that the reader simply has to accept what is […]
Alfred Hitchcock once described opening a film by following a car being made in an automated factory; at the end of the process, the boot opens to reveal a dead body. Hitch never made the film because the idea was too impossible even for him, so Adam Roberts has taken up the challenge and transferred […]
Based on the cult science fiction novels, Diamond Roads is an interactive adventure story in which YOU choose the outcome. Join brilliantly resourceful Charity Freestone on an extraordinary mission through high-tech subterranean techno-paradise Diamond City in the year 2401. Click here to play
This extraordinary, big-hearted novel looks at life in and around the titular space port in Tel Aviv from a range of perspectives. Past, present and future blend in the sensuously-rendered ‘real’ world and the virtual environs of a post-Internet system called the Conversation. The book references many other science fiction writers, from the phrasing and […]