I'm a South African based blogger and self-confessed book addict. My main passion is science fiction, but I also enjoy reading fantasy, horror and thrillers. This is a speculative fiction book blog focusing on science fiction, fantasy and horror book reviews and other bookish topics.
The problem with Winter is that it gets dark way too early. By the time I get back from work it's already dark outside making my already gloomy apartment even less suitable for taking photos of all the bookish goodness. I've been meaning to post some pictures of the latest book arrivals, but kept on postponing it in hopes of having better lighting for better photos. That was two months ago, so I
Today sees the UK release of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. It has received huge acclaim and has been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. I can't wait to get my hands on this alternate history take on space exploration!
THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal
Release date: 16 May 2019
ONE WOMAN. ONE MISSION. ONE CHANCE TO SAVE THE WORLD.
Title: The Complete Aliens Omnibus Volume 7
Author: S.D. Perry and B.K. Evenson
Publisher: Titan Books
Published: 24 December 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: Review copy from publisher
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CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE by S. D. Perry
Thomas Chase wakes up from cryosleep to his first day at a new job - as a pilot for a contraband drug company
There's nothing better than finding a brand new author whose work you can fall in love with from the very start. Short story anthologies are great for discovering new authors and The New Voices of Science Fiction from Tachyon Publications looks like it will be the perfect gateway to some of the newest, most vibrant voices in science fiction. (Plus who could resist a cute robot cover like that?!)
It all started with one book. Reader's Warehouse had a copy of Lauren Beukes' Survivors' Club comic at a price that was too good to resist. Of course that also meant that I had to order a few more books to qualify for free shipping. In the end one book grew to five and before I knew it I ended up with these beauties.
Novels: Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K.
I don't know how I missed the fact that this is coming out, but Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky releases this week. I'm intrigued by the premise and it's by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Who needs more reasons than that?
CAGE OF SOULS by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Release Date: 4 April 2019
The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all
March is my birthday month, so I decided to pull out all the stops and spoil myself with books. Lots of books!
I've been getting into comics over the last couple of months and absolutely fell in love with Super Sons which features the sons of Superman and Batman, Jonathan Kent (Superboy) and Damian (Robin). Naturally I had to take a deep dive into their respective histories, which let to my
Inspired by a video from Elizabeth (Books and Pieces) I've decided to take a deep dive through the strata of Mount TBR to rediscover the books I was excited about at the time, but which somehow become lost through the decades. Yes, these have been on my shelves for a decade or more (at least since I started keeping track on Goodreads).
I present to you all my books of shame, the books that have
I've just spent the last couple of hours being completely blown away by the new anthology series, Love, Death and Robots on Netflix. The series features some amazing animated stories based on works by, among others, Peter F. Hamilton and Alistair Reynolds. They had me from the start.
There are some stories that didn't quite work for me, but overall I was amazed by both the visual wonder and
The cover and table of contents for The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven edited by Ellen Datlow has been revealed. As always this seems like an amazing collection to be on the look out for!
THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOLUME ELEVEN
Edited by Ellen Datlow
Release Date: 3 September 2019
For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror.