Category: Science Fiction

2017 Reads, Books, Science Fiction

The Lazarus War : Artefact -Jamie Sawyer

The Lazarus War: Artefact - (Lazarus War #1) - Jamie Sawyer   The Background Back in the 70s and early 80s I read a fair amount of science fiction. I read several books by Robert Heinlein, some Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, James P Hogan, Orson Scott Card and others. Since then I've read the odd science fiction book here and there.  Among my favorites were the books of John Scalzi,, particularly the Old Man's War series! In 2015  I added a Science Fiction Challenge to my other Reading Challenges. My goal was to read 12 science fiction books. I made...

2016 Reads, Books, Science Fiction

Dark Run – Mike Brooks (Keiko Book #1)

Dark Run - Mike Brooks Leaves Me Ready for Book # 2  Last week I checked out  Dark Run by Mike Brooks from my library. I was not looking for a science fiction book, when I spotted the book. But after reading a couple of the quotes on the back of the book, I was intrigued. This is the one that won me over..... "Dark Run is a thrill ride of non-stop action, wisecrackery, and adventure in the vast vaults of outer space. I look forward to revisiting Ichabod Drift and the crew of the Keiko time and again" - Luke...

2015 Reads, Science Fiction

Signal – Patrick Lee’s Latest!

Signal - Patrick Lee (Sam Dryden # 2) **** Patrick Lee has a penchant for writing thrillers with a bit of science fiction weaved into the storyline. His last two books Runner and  his current release Signal, both feature Sam Dryden and ex-special forces operative battling forces against advanced technologies. My first encounters with the works of Patrick Lee was the Travis Chase trilogy which included The Breach, Ghost Country and Deep Sky. In that series The Breach sends artifacts and people back and forth through a time portal. In Signal, Dryden confronts a machine that receives signals from the...

2015 Reads, Science Fiction

Secondhand Souls from the Mind of Christopher Moore!!

Secondhand Souls - Christopher Moore - Grim Reaper #2 - Book 45 of 2015 Christopher Moore may be very near the top of my list of authors that make me laugh out loud when I read their books!! His latest book Secondhand Souls certainly did that in many places! Secondhand Souls is the second book in the Grim Reaper series, that feature Charlie Asher and his daughter Sophie and a crazy cast of characters. From Goodreads.com..... In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's...

2015 Reads, Books, Science Fiction

No Sanctuary – Richard Laymon

Book 42 of 2015 - No Sanctuary - Richard Laymon a little less than expected.... As I was sitting around over the weekend not feeling well, I spent my time in typical fashion reading!! Did I read any of the three books that I picked up at the library on Saturday? Of course not! I read some in Gracie: A Love Story and then started No Sanctuary by Richard Laymon. I am not sure where I got the book but it has been on my TBR shelves for a long while now. Anyway, on Saturday when I was moving things...

2015 Reads, Science Fiction

Dark Intelligence – Neal Asher

Dark Intelligence - Transformation Book One - Neal Asher Rating *****   Several weeks ago I picked up Neal Asher's latest book Dark Intelligence in the library and read these quotes, first on the back cover. "What has six arms, a large beak, looks lie a pyramid, has more eyes than you'd expect, and talks nonsense? If you don't know then 1) you should 2) you haven't been reading Neal Ashers (see point 1)" - Jon Courtenoy Grimwood, author of The Fallen Blade. and from David Brin on the front cover "Asher rocks with XXX adrenaline while delivering a vivid...