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Review: Ascension, by Victor Dixen

I don't know if it's because I've been watching a little too much Love Island at the moment, but there was almost something of a guilty pleasure-esque feeling when I picked up Ascension. Six boys and six girls have to try and 'pair up' on a six-month trip to Mars, where they'll start a new… Continue reading Review: Ascension, by Victor Dixen

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Review: Before Mars, by Emma Newman

I’m so glad I picked up this book- even if it does mean I have to go back and find the installations in Emma Newman’s previous Planetfall series! (No hardship, if they’re as good as this one.) I was expecting something along the lines of Andy Weir’s The Martian, but in the end, good as… Continue reading Review: Before Mars, by Emma Newman

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Review: The Lightning Stenography Device, by M. F Sullivan

Hoo, boy. That was something different! This book looked to be unusual from the get-go: with a wonderfully exotic premise, and containing fantasy- my kryptonite- I picked it up with gusto. What I got out of it was something that could either be seen as a modern classic or, at times, very dense. The Lightning… Continue reading Review: The Lightning Stenography Device, by M. F Sullivan

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Review: The Memory Chamber, by Holly Cave

I have to hand it to this story right away for the original concept- and one that had me hooked from the start, following it up with an interesting story that, if not quite as engrossed in the characters as the philosophical aspect of the story, still kept me glued to the page until it… Continue reading Review: The Memory Chamber, by Holly Cave

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Review: A Matter of Oaths, by Helen S. Wright

An interesting book, this. First published in 1988, it’s gained a sort of cult status amongst fans as a book that champions the best of science fiction: LGBT relationships, excitement, a fair dollop of invention and innovation, and a gripping lot. And space. It doesn’t pull its punches, though, dropping you straight into the story… Continue reading Review: A Matter of Oaths, by Helen S. Wright