Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Steven Erikson's newest book, Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart. This thrilling sci-fi novel is out in UK stores today! I'm so pleased to be able to share an extract from the book on publication day -- take a peek below.
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.
So I have been reading a lot lately. Seriously, a lot. And while I’ve been trying to dedicate myself to writing a review for every single book I read, that’s just not really possible. Sometimes, regardless of my feelings for a book, I just can’t quite come up with a full-length review! This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing -- it just means I can sum up my feelings quickly.
So if you’ve seen my Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction, you’ll know that I love The Martian. It was the book that really got me into reading sci-fi and it holds a very special place in my heart. So when I heard that Andy Weir was coming out with a new book, I was so incredibly excited. My expectations for Artemis were high, and I’m so happy to say that they were surpassed.
This is the first book by Gavin Smith that I’ve read, and I’m so happy to say that The Bastard Legion lived up to my hopes and expectations. It has so many things that I absolutely love: a dark and gritty world, cool and complex technology, morally grey characters, and a butt-kicking leading lady. This is a tough one to review because I feel like you should really dive in and discover for yourself, but I’ll do my best.
So I’ve done a video review for Electric Dreams already, but I wanted to get one up here too. I know there has been some good reaction to my Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction (part one and part two), and Electric Dreams is the perfect book for anyone looking to get started with sci-fi.
Happy Friday, everyone! If you remember last week’s post, I was in a little bit of a slump. I’m pleased to say that I’m slowly clawing my way out of that slump now! I didn’t read a huge amount this week, but it’s better than last week’s whole lot of nothing.