Science Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

Manhattan in Reverse by

Known for his large space operas, even Hamilton prefaces this book saying he doesn’t write too many short stories. To be fair, some of these edge toward novella-length, rather than being particularly short. I thought I would break it down by story. Watching Trees Grow An alternative history that leapfrogs through centuries to show us – Read the rest of this review

Shift by

I like the author of this series a lot, which was what prompted me to listen to and persist through the second of his trilogy, which started with Wool. I’d found the first book a little underwhelming after all the hype, so the remaining books in the trilogy weren’t exactly something I had been drawn – Read the rest of this review

Leviathan Wakes by

On the one hand a space opera with big scope, but unlike a pan-universe narrative it focuses on our solar system and brings it back to a more human scale. The story is told through two protagonists, and the view point flips between them in alternating chapters. I have to say this hooked me, to – Read the rest of this review

WE by

Set almost exclusively in a remote outpost, a place inhabited by just four humans now the latest crew member has arrived, having made a journey that took him eight years. It’s not explicitly stated, but I assumed the moon they were on was Titan. Aside from leaving his family behind, Paul Munro has had to – Read the rest of this review