Book Review: Eleanor by Jason Gurley
Tragedy has a profound effect on any family. A decision made by a family member in the past reverberates throughout time, reshaping possibilities, closing doors that should have been left open and opening ones that should have never even existed. A young girl, struggling with these consequences, finds herself torn from reality by strange forces that will affect her life forever.
A mesmerising mix…
Book Review: The Dimension Scales and Other Stories by Garry Abbott
I seem to be getting a hell of a lot of short story compilations sent to me these days. This can only be a good thing, especially for new authors who want to test the waters and show their wares to an ever-expanding ebook audience. Where the collection is by one author alone however, the stakes are raised slightly. Part of the attraction of short story anthologies to many readers is the variation…
Book Review: World Of Trouble (The Last Policeman Book III) by Ben H. Winters
I feel for authors writing the final part of a trilogy. It must be hell. You’ve put all that work in, ensnared all those readers, built up their expectations. They’re expecting something big. You don’t want to mess up.
It helps of course, when you’ve already got one of the most interesting and endearing detectives since Sherlock Holmes to play around with. Enter Henry “Hank” Palace, for the final…
Book Review: The Girl In The Road by Monica Byrne
Published by Little, Brown (UK)
Set in a much different future than you might expect, Monica Byrne’s debut novel The Girl In The Road ditches the conventions of the genre for an altogether more inventive approach, set in a world where the balance of power has shifted to the East and new technology is being developed on a much more personal level.
Meena wakes with a mysterious snakebite, prompting…
Book Review: Nick And Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage
Image courtesy of Quirk Books
Middle-graders rejoice! Authors Steve Hockensmith and “Science Bob” Pflugfelder are back with another instalment in the increasingly enjoyable Nick and Tesla series.
Our intrepid siblings are back for more scientific shenanigans aimed at 9-12 year-olds, this time on the trail of a valuable stolen comic book.
Still living precariously with their eccentric Uncle Newt,…
Book Review: Legendarium by Kevin G. Summers and Michael Bunker
Cover Art By Jason Gurley
Recruited to protect the Legendarium, a metaphysical library containing doorways to every literary world ever created, Bombo, unwillingly partnered with his new-found arch-nemesis and…