Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee: Review

Ninefox Gambit is an enjoyable military sci-fi novel. Its only letdowns are a slightly trite plot and technologies which aren't always explained well.

George R. R. Martin is involved in five possible Game of Thrones spinoff series

It is my hope that the proposed TV spinoffs won’t distract George R. R. Martin from finishing A Song of Ice and Fire — or dilute his already epic vision.

Andy Weir releases first chapter of his next book, ‘Artemis’

Andy Weir, author of the science fiction novel The Martian, has released the first chapter of his upcoming second book, named Artemis.

Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia: Review

Son of the Black Sword is a fast-moving and gutsy epic fantasy novel. However, in some ways it feels like an also-ran when compared with other books by Larry Correia.

Why I’m launching a new website

It is my hope that, over time, this site will become a substantial resource for science fiction and fantasy book fans.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson: Review

If you liked Steelheart, I recommend you pick up Firefight. It won’t take you long to read it. Don’t expect too much of it and you’ll enjoy the experience.

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi: Review

The Fractal Prince isn’t quite as spellbinding as The Quantum Thief. However, it’s still a worthy follow-up to the initial book in the series.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson: Review

Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart novel is a quality novel that most SFF fans will enjoy. However, it suffers from weak characters and a predictable plot.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss: Review

Patrick Rothfuss’s novella The Slow Regard of Silent Things isn’t the next world-shaking novel. But it’s an extremely charming extended vignette.

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb: Review

Fool's Assassin is a triumphant return to the world and the characters which Robin Hobb commenced two decades ago with Assassins Apprentice.

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss: Review

With The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss has produced what his fans have been praying for: A sequel worthy in every way in which we might judge it.

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks: Review

Trying to find the most logical way into Iain M. Banks' sprawling Culture series? Look no further. The Player of Games is probably the best book for you.

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks: Review

Read 24 years after it was first published in 1987, it is apparent that Consider Phlebas is what might be termed a flawed gem of modern science fiction.

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi: Review

The Quantum Thief is a first novel by a debut author which is a joy to read and helps take the science fiction genre forward.

Towers of Midnight by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan: Review

Disappointingly, Towers of Midnight will go down in history as one of the poorest books in The Wheel of Time canon.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: Review

Take a week off work now and go and buy The Way of Kings. You won’t regret it.

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb: Review

With Dragon Haven, fantasy master Robin Hobb has begun to rekindle some of the magic that had left her most recent works.

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson: Review

Gardens of the Moon is a remarkable book and a must-read for the more advanced fantasy fans amongst us. But it's a flawed novel.

The Gathering Storm by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan: Review

Considering that Robert Jordan is no longer around, it is remarkable that The Gathering Storm is so true to the vision of the series' original creator.

Greg Egan: Interview

Greg Egan is one of Australia's top science fiction authors, with seven novels and a slew of collections and short stories under his belt.

Hyperion by Dan Simmons: Review

Dan Simmons' 1989 book Hyperion is a masterpiece of the science fiction genre and a must-read for any lover of classic sci-fi literature.

Transition by Iain Banks: Review

Transition is not a hot book, but it's very, very cool. And it'll slide into your consciousness quicker and easier than an icy beer on Bondi Beach.

The Darkest Road by Guy Gavriel Kay: Review

The Darkest Road represents a satisfying conclusion to Guy Gavriel Kay's debut fantasy series, The Fionavar Tapestry.

The Wandering Fire by Guy Gavriel Kay: Review

The Wandering Fire is a worthy and satisfying follow-up to the first book in The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy.

Brandon Sanderson’s The Hero of Ages: Review

A stunning conclusion to a great trilogy.

Roger Taylor: Interview

Among fans of fantasy literature, Roger Taylor's Chronicles of Hawklan series is quite beloved, for its sense of "heart" compared with other, more clinical efforts.

Janny Wurts: Interview

In The Wars of Light and Shadow, Janny Wurts portrays both sides of an amazingly complex conflict ... and lets the reader decide about the morality.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson: Review

If you liked The Final Empire, you'll want to pick up The Well of Ascension quick smart and block out a sizeable chunk of space in your diary for "personal time".

The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay: Review

The Summer Tree, the first book by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay, is a delightful little gem of fantasy literature.

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: Review

Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn: The Final Empire is a thoroughly satisfying beginning to a great trilogy.

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller: Review

A Canticle for Leibowitz retains all of its freshness and vigour. The book represents a hilarious, disturbing and enlightening vision of our young race.

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks: Review

Use of Weapons is a thought-provoking, if flawed, meditation on the use of violence as a tool for political and societal development.

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie: Review

Best Served Cold is a light-on-magic and heavy-on-swords blood-soaked revenge quest that will highly satisfy fantasy fans with a black sense of humour.

Nuclear bombs worry David Zindell

David Zindell is both worried and optimistic about the future that more widespread possession of nuclear weapons could bring humankind.

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge: Review

Rainbows End contains dazzling ideas about where the current crop of Internet platforms such Wikipedia and Google could be leading human society.