Book Review: Unholy Domain (4 stars)

Cover of Unholy Domain ‘Unholy Domain’ (Dan Ronco) can be best described as a science fiction techno-thriller combined with speculative fiction. This is the second book in a trilogy, set between ‘Peacemaker’ and ‘2031: The Singularity Pogrom’. I have to date not read the other two in the series, but did not find this a … Continue reading

Book Review: Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch (4 stars)

Russell Wiley is out to Lunch (4 stars) Richard Hine A humorous window into the world of newspaper advertising, this novel is a mocking view of the not so simple life of a media executive. In part analogous to the humour of Tom Holt in books such as, ‘You Don’t Have to be Evil to … Continue reading

Book Review: Counting From Zero (3.5 stars)

Counting From Zero, Alan B. Johnston Counting From Zero fits the paradigm of the modern thriller and brings the fear right up-to-date with the threat of a global cyber attack. Mick O’Malley, after spotting and fixing some ‘zero day’ attacks on the internet takes it upon himself to try to discover more. With a little … Continue reading

Death After Midnight, Dean Fetzer (*4 stars)

Grail quest and detection in a future both paranormal and fragmented. This is the second book in the Jaared Sen Quartet (I have yet to read the first), but this book can be easily read as a standalone tale. The story begins in 1917 in the French village of Rennes-le-Château where Bérenger Saunière, a priest, … Continue reading

Book Review – What Ho, Automaton!

Author: Chris Dolley ****4 stars Paying homage to, whilst parodying, the work of P. G. Wodehouse, and with just a snippet of Jasper Fforde style comedy, these two stories are a delightful romp in the world of Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and Reeves, his gentleman consulting detective’s personal gentle-automaton. These laugh out loud stories … Continue reading

Book Review – Heirs of Mars: preludes

Heirs of Mars: Preludes Joseph Robert Lewis Following in the model science fiction footsteps of those such as Isaac Asimov and Piers Anthony, Heirs of Mars: Preludes tells three distinct stories as an introduction to the novel Heirs of Mars (HoM). These stories are succinct, yet vivid, glimpses of a futuristic human culture where man … Continue reading