Science Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

Artemis by

Weir is best-known for The Martian, his fictionalised account of a man stranded on Mars. He was heavily praised for the science and realism used to tell that story. This is a different idea, but offers similar grounding in reality when it comes to the science of another heavenly body: the moon. Humans have finally – Read the rest of this review

Afterparty by

Our protagonist helped create a drug that alters the brain so you feel a divine presence, and, if taken in high enough doses, can see and interact with it as well. It’s a very interesting idea, and the mystery around who has put this drug, never approved for release, on the street is what drives – Read the rest of this review

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