Science Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

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

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┬ádivided – Read the rest of this review