Science Fiction

Science Fiction


General Sci-Fi

A Strange and Brilliant Light by Eli Lee

I was really excited to get started on this novel, as the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) is something I’m very interested in, especially when it comes to the philosophical debates surrounding it. Lee tackles the ethics of the subject brilliantly, however as a whole the novel didn’t quite grab me. … Continue reading →

The Connection by David Billingsley

Like Sandy, I felt immediately drawn to this stranger. I liked his mannerisms and I was fascinated by him, desperate to find out more about him especially as he seems to stir such powerful feelings amongst people – regardless of whether he has met them or not. I did find Sandy and AJ really interesting at the start of the novel, however I found that the more we began to discover about the stranger the less invested I was in the other characters. Even though the stories we were uncovering were interesting.… Continue reading →

The Last Qumranian by Joe Basile

The description of the novel really intrigued me, as who isn’t fascinated by the idea of time travel and alternate timelines? I really liked how you’re immediately thrown into the biggest event that has happened at the compound. You quickly grasp the relationships between all of the characters and their rankings in this society within a matter of pages. However, even though I enjoyed the fast pace of the opening chapters, it didn’t feel like Lukas had any time to breathe until much later in the novel which made it difficult for me to digest what was going on. … Continue reading →

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Dystopian

Blog Tour – The High-Rise Diver by Julia von Lucadou

This was such an interesting concept and take on the dystopian genre, it was so mysterious and gripping as information about this society and this world is slowly fed to you over the course of the novel. You’re not even told who the protagonist is until a couple of chapters in. I really liked this feeling of already being involved in the world, the idea that this is something that has been going on for a while and is no longer out of the norm for the protagonist to feel the need to tell us about it explicitly. … Continue reading →

Composite Creatures by Caroline Hardaker

I need to start off this review by saying that I completely loved this book, it tackles a subject that I’m fascinated by and I didn’t even realise it until I was at least three quarters of the way through. Due to the nature of the book, and the fact that there are so many moments where you will have a ‘penny drop’ realisation, I have to be quite careful with my rambling over this book as there’s so much I want to say about it and why I loved it, but most of those reasons are because of what I discovered for myself and the feeling of “wait… what?!” that I had at so many points throughout this novel. … Continue reading →

Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

I really enjoyed the way this story was told, with the chapters alternating between “then” and “now”. This built suspense brilliantly and made Kit’s story much more mysterious rather than giving the reader all the answers prematurely. I also loved the way the chapters would abruptly change in length at times, with some only lasting a couple of paragraphs in each one. Not only did this keep the pacing fresh but it also gave these scenes a sense of franticness and panic which was very effective at drawing me even further in. … Continue reading →

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