Science Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

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

Ringworld by

An alien recruits three fellow travellers, two human, to visit a newly discovered structure 200 light-years from Earth. The ringworld is vast, surrounding a star it has a surface area of roughly three million Earth-sized planets. Approaching it cautiously, wary of the powerful race it must have taken to build it, they get shot down – Read the rest of this review