Science Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

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

Great North Road by

Hamilton is a master of enormous storylines, well-known for his space opera series. This standalone novel isn’t quite as grand in its scope, but its still very ambitious in the size, span and complexity of its plot. It’s not a small book either. Although it’s populated by a vast array of characters, the book is divided – Read the rest of this review

A Princess of Mars by

I’ve seen the movie. I actually quite like it. Not that it’s an imperative as the film differs markedly from the book. It’s fair to say this is a story of its time, having been published in 1917 (and written in 1911). The details of how exactly our hero, John Carter, gets from Earth to Mars – Read the rest of this review

The Martian by

This was another of those books that seemed to be growing in popularity to the point that I kept finding mentions of it wherever I went. The premise is simple. In the not too distant future, NASA has been begun sending people to Mars. Ares 3, the third such mission, has been on the ground for – Read the rest of this review