Someone asked me, recently, what my all-time favorite sci-fi book was. What a question! As many of you know, I’m an avid reader and reviewer. Always have been, always will be. From the time I […]
Dragons; fighting flora; the memories we leave behind; a clash of beliefs; the human condition; heritage thieves, and despicable scoundrels, are just some of the delights on offer in. . . This latest issue of The […]
As followers of my blog will know, I’m something of a C. Robert Cargill fan after reading his most excellent dystopian novel, Sea of Rust, in which the exploits of an AI, Brittle – a […]
Publisher : Orbit (May 10, 2022) Language : English Paperback : 512 pages $17.99 paperback Well, here we are at what might be the final (ish) installment of […]
The third book of the Frost Files takes place a few months after the major earthquake caused by the evil, enhanced child highlighted in book two. As you can imagine, those events are still fresh […]
As I mentioned the other week, I read the first book in the Frost Files back in 2019. I loved it then, and this latest outing maintains something of the wacky, chaotic pace I remember. […]
Regular followers of my blog might remember me reading and reviewing this book way back in 2019. That was quite a while ago now, especially as the later books in the series are now out […]
If you’re looking for an eclectic mix, you’re in the right place. There are world-sized crab gods; dastardly pirates; epic battles between giants and dwarves; hungry dragons; deliberately overused tropes; alien ant-farms, and theatrical extravaganzas […]
I’ve been a fan of Chuck Gannon for quite a while, having discovered his Caine Riordan novels about ten years ago. The time and effort he puts into his world building really pays off in […]
If you’re looking for a truly spectacular blend of ancient history and far-future adventure, then look no further. This issue has whales that sing directly to the stars; tips of the hat to Lord of the […]
Velocity Weapon – Book 1 of The Protectorate Series By – Megan E. O’Keefe As my followers know, there are few things I like better than an ‘unconventional’ space opera. You know; stories that, while spanning […]
Those of you who follow my blog know how much I loved the Quantum Evolution Series, as I found the universe in which it was set, as original as it was inspiring. Imagine my delight, […]
If you’re looking for something existentially different to usher in the spring, look no further: enchanting tales about the pitfalls of buying a dragon; university professors with a star trek fetish; galactic heists; ghost whispering; and a […]
Whenever I have a spare half hour, I like to scour the bookshelves of various sites on the lookout for something a little bit different. I read a great deal. So, anything that comes across […]
As my followers will know by now, I’m an avid speculative fiction fan. I spend a considerable amount of time scouring noteworthy sites, searching for suggestions and ideas for books to add to my reading […]
I’ve followed Derek Künsken’s Quantum Evolution series ever since coming across a reference to him on a website last year. And needless to say, I haven’t been disappointed one bit, as Künsken’s first two offerings, […]
If you’re looking for something different to usher in the New Year, look no further: Dysfunctional families; con jobs gone wrong; ghost parents; galaxy-spanning opera; and philosophical & temporal dilemmas, are just a few of […]
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: The reality of making First Contact; revenge, decades in the planning & execution; heartbroken sea beasts; incensed Santa’s, and photography hating cults are just some of the themes we’ll be considering.
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: Ghost ships; a never-ending question in desperate need of
answering; the virtue of sadness and loss; meeting ancestors from millennia in the past; fiendishly dark fairytales; and mind- warping reality generators are just some of the themes we’ll be considering.
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: a dash of archaeological mystery; a hint of ancient legend; the virtue of endurance; parental guidance and unburied secrets are among the themes of this bi-monthly issue
A balance of ‘space-opera scope meets small-town girl’
A review of Neil Gaiman’s latest – Trigger Warning. “…when an author does manage to give me pause. . .That’s good writing! “
Without doubt, one of the best science fiction/fantasy books offered in a long time.
Theia is still with us
New evidence for the existence of Planet X
Double Hole, Double Hole, Two Black Holes in One (Galaxy)
2MASS, a gigantic young planet, dwarfs our own King of the Planets
Every now and then, I uncover a 24-carat nugget that stands out from all the other gems. And “The Poppy War” by R. F. Kuang is one of them.
Is reading + imagination really better than couch-potatoing with the boobtube? This excerpt should suggest where we fall on the argument.
The Handmaid’s Tale is shocking, repulsive, heartrending, and alarming. And thoroughly hypnotic
Andrew P. Weston is a Royal Marine and Police veteran from the UK who now lives on the beautiful Greek island of Kos with his wife, Annette, and their growing family of rescue cats.
As creator of the critically acclaimed IX Series, the Cambion Journals, along with Hell Bound, Hell Hounds, and Hell Gate, (novels forming part of the Heroes in Hell universe), Andrew has the privilege of being a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, the British Science Fiction Association, the British Fantasy Society, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.
When relaxing, Andrew devotes some of his spare time to supporting animal charities, as well as writing review articles for Amazing Stories and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.