The Sublime Weirdness of Jeff Vandermeer’s FINCH

FINCH is one of my favorite books. I can't understand why it hasn't been made into a series, or why there aren't more people running through the streets, thrusting a copy of FINCH upon random strangers exclaiming "You need to read this!" Ok. That last one was maybe a bit much. It's about a detective,… Continue reading The Sublime Weirdness of Jeff Vandermeer’s FINCH

The Last Policeman – Book Review

You know that thing, when you finally read a book you've heard about again and again but, for whatever reason, haven't gotten around to yet? And then you do and it's awesome. That? Yeah, I just had that with Ben H. Winter's excellent pre-apocalyptic mystery The Last Policeman. The Last Policeman is a book I… Continue reading The Last Policeman – Book Review

Oh Fancy! THE WORLD SF BUNDLE (You really should take a look at this)

Okay, here's a deal you might want to take a gander at. It's a deal I have a special interest in. You see, I was in a rather smashing book once. Well, a tiny story of mine was in the rather illustrious Apex Book of World SF 4, and now that collection is part of… Continue reading Oh Fancy! THE WORLD SF BUNDLE (You really should take a look at this)

The Amazing First Paragraph of MORE THAN HUMAN

Theodore Sturgeon is not a household name by any means. But he was a fantastic writer. Here is the first paragraph of his book, More Than Human. The idiot lived in a black and gray world, punctuated by the white lightning of hunger and the flickering of fear. His clothes were many-windowed. Here peeped a… Continue reading The Amazing First Paragraph of MORE THAN HUMAN

Book Review: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Doctor Avrana Kern just wanted to save the human race. A space station orbits a terraformed planet, destinied to be humanity's new home. Aboard are some of the greatest scientific minds, including polymath Avrana Kern, whose life has been leading up to this moment, where a group of monkeys is to be delivered to the… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky