The third of my current reading pile, and I forget where I came across this … It was a bit over a week ago, and I thought I should order some new books, but all the ones I really want … Continue reading
This is another of the 2013 Hugo Award nominations, and probably the only other one besides 2312 I’ll read – partly because two of the other nominations are part of on-going series, and I don’t have an especial urge to commit … Continue reading
My book for Antwerpen, Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312 is up for a Hugo this year, and needing something sci-fi to read I thought it might appeal. I also have Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon sitting here, which is the only … Continue reading
“I’ve asked my partner Adele if she will do me the honour of becoming my widow.” Iain’s dying. Fucking Fucking Fuck.
Ah! This is brilliant! What a colossal imagination! This is the book I measure all other science-fiction by, which I haven’t read for years, and in the intervening time have got through a couple of hundred works in that genre, … Continue reading
Probably when this was first published, amidst all the noise about it, I picked it up and got through a few pages and put it back down, or at least I have a memory of that. This time, well, it … Continue reading
A difficult thing to come directly after Iain M. Banks and The Hydrogen Sonata, but still, Hannu Rajaniemi’s continuation of The Quantum Thief, which I’ve read twice already, has been long-awaited by me. And it arrives in hardback! The cover is not as … Continue reading
Oh Iain, I’ve already finished you! Yes, I did collect you from my favourite bookstore on Wednesday, so I’ve had a little time, and carefully kept myself away from devouring it in two days; actually, four nights for an Iain … Continue reading