Aidan: A new series featuring a cloned detective.
Daleks is and anagram for Sladek. This seemingly random bit of word play has everything and nothing to do with Scide Splitters’ review of John Sladek’s short story collection.
Orphan Black is a slick, sophisticated and edgy exploration of human evolution that raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of bio-engineering and genetic tampering
The Fictional Man, published by UK imprint Solaris, is based on an impossible conceit, one of those high concept movie-friendly ideas where one aspect of reality is altered from our world but things continue just the same. Absurd, but depending on how well it’s done we buy into it for the duration. Here it is generally very well done. Al Ewing is a breathtakingly clever writer and his conceit is that human cloning was perfected decades ago but then outlawed because everyone is entitled to their own unique identity.
Peter F. Hamilton is one of Britain’s best-selling SF authors. Hamilton’s novels hark back to the great days of science fiction, reveling in big ideas and unafraid to tackle hard science.