When I requested a copy of Planetfall, I assumed I was going to get a standard ‘humans colonize a planet, things go wrong’ science fiction book -- which is great, don't get me wrong. However, Planetfall turned out to be one of the most unexpected, brilliant, and compelling sci-fi books I’ve ever read.
Sea of Rust first drew my eye because it has one of the most stunning covers I've seen this year, and we've established here before that I am incredibly shallow when it comes to my books. I was delighted by the description -- it sounded so incredibly Asimovian and old-school sci-fi that I had to take a chance.
Blackwing is a book I heard about on Twitter, a trend I’m noticing more and more for myself. I was curious about it, but not hugely compelled to seek it out. I requested a copy when I saw it go up on NetGalley, and I’m so glad I did. Blackwing was a huge surprise for me, and Ed McDonald has quickly became a new favorite author.
Happy bank holiday weekend, UK readers! We seem to get a lot of those at this time of year. It has been awhile since I updated (although there was a brief update here), so here’s how my past two weeks have gone:
Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek posted this tag and I really liked their answers! I love stats and things like this so I thought I'd give it a go.
The best opening chapter ever. ARC review of John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds Publisher: Gollancz Publication date: 16 February 2017 I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler free. My disclaimer here is that I haven't actually read any Alastair Reynolds before, despite him being on my long list of authors I need to … Continue reading ARC Review: Slow Bullets