Tag: 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...


The Martian – Andy Weir

The Martian - Andy Weir - Book 27 of 2015 No 4 of Science Fiction Reading Challenge   One of my resolutions for 2015 was to read more science fiction. It is a genre that I have read and loved in the past  I have read the classics by authors like Frank Herbert, Arthur C Clarke and Robert Heinlein along with authors like David Brin and Orson Scott Card, but  through the years that amount of SciFi that I read dwindles down to almost nothing. I say almost because I have read several boos by John Scalzi. Anyway, back at...


Revelation Space – Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds  - Revelation Space (Book 7 of 2015)   So as I was coming to the end of Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space when I thought to myself; which character am I rooting for?? I image that it's supposed to be Dan Sylveste, who throughout the book has been obsessed with the Amarantin civilization. A civilization that was destroyed 900,000 years ago! Sylveste has spent a lifetime on Resurgam trying to uncover what happened to the Amarantin civilization. From what he has uncovered it appeared that The Event that destroyed their civilization occurred shortly after the civilization had achieved space flight! I don't...