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Embassytown by China Mieville

China Mieville has always been a difficult author to pigeonhole. His bizarre, intelligent novels have never fitted into easy categories. They range from the vast, sprawling, fantasy driven Bas-Lag trilogy, to existential crime thriller The City and The City, and just about everything in between. He has never been a true hard science fiction writ...

8.5/10

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Dauntless by Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet)

For a hundred years two human civilizations, the Syndics and the Alliance, have been locked in a brutal and grinding war, the conflict has raged for so long that no one can remember why the war is being fought in the first place. What is clear is that neither side is winning, and that the price being paid is not going to be sustainable for much ...

6.0/10

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices)

After reading the blurb on the back of Cassandra Clare’s The Clockwork Angel, my first reaction was – Oh no! Not again!Why? Because it reads, ‘…Drawn ever deeper into their world, she [Tessa Gray] finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends…’Seriously,...

7.5/10

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Past Tense by Nick Marsh

Past Tense is Nick Marsh’s second novel and the second book in the conduit sequence featuring Alan Reece. In his debut novel Soul Purpose Reece discovers that as well as being an unassuming country vet he is also a ‘conduit’, a link between the real world and the otherworldly spirit world. Aided by his friends, uber-geek George...

7.0/10

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The Nemesis List by RJ Frith

Humanity has expanded into the stars, spreading to new parts of the galaxy, but for this adventure they have paid with their freedom. All technology is now carefully controlled by the central government, every new scientific achievement is closely monitored and any deviation from the governments set standards is met with death.But on the ...

6.0/10

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Nova War by Gary Gibson (Shoal Sequence)

Gary Gibson’s second book in the Shoal Sequence, Nova War, follows on directly from the events of the first, Stealing Light. At the end of Stealing Light main characters Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso escaped the destruction of the Nova Arctis system, battered and bruised aboard a derelict Magi spaceship of such immense power and importanc...

7.0/10

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The City and the City by China Mieville

China Mieville has for quite some time now been one of the best science fiction writers that this country has produced. His books are intelligent, highly original and very different from most of what’s currently available in the science fiction and fantasy market. He is a multi award winning author, the World and British Fantasy awards and...

9.2/10

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