Date Posted: 16th March 2016
Topic: New Worlds
‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…’ there was more to the story than we Earthlings realised. As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story and Paul S Kemp’s offering to the world of Star Wars certainly gives readers the opportunity to explore what that means in a world dominated by the struggle between light and dark, hope and darkness.
Date Posted: 8th March 2016
“Dear Fellow Hermit.” The very first words of this novel told entirely in the exchange of two boys’ letters immediately draw the reader into the reclusive world of the two letter writers we meet and hint at the dark undertones which pulse throughout this interestingly constructed narrative.
Date Posted: 8th February 2016
Topic: New Worlds
“This novel and indeed the entire trilogy which is at its heart, the story of the protagonist Katniss’ struggle to survive in a new world – both the world of Panem and the technologically enhanced world of the games arena – which has been created by the actions of her fellow humans, is an example of dystopian science fiction at its best.”
Date Posted: 21st January 2016
After near economic and environmental crisis, the alien Jackeroo have thrown 21st century Earth a lifeline with an interstellar shuttle service to 12 worlds strewn with ruins of lost alien civilisations. The plot, centred on exploration and one alien leftover in particular, is developed through two points of view.
Date Posted: 3rd December 2015
‘Noble House’ set on the moon, ‘Game of Thrones’ in zero gravity, ‘Dallas’ in Space, the lunar ‘Sopranos’ – Ian McDonald’s exceptional novel Luna: New Moon has been described as all these things.
Brilliantly, it is indeed a lot like all these things …