Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Review: Finch by Jeff Vandermeer

Finch by Jeff Vandermeer
I’m a sucker for a good cover, and I love this cover. It’s eye-catching and interesting and different. Much like the story it contains (except for the eye-catching bit, which doesn’t really work, and leads to this horrible parenthetical digression which, really, spoils the whole snappyness of the intro paragraph… oh well.)
Ambergris [...]

Review: the Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees

Let’s imagine you’re the US military. One of your brain-labs invents the uber-computer, which never experiences slow-down because it’s impossible to run more processes than it can cope with. They call it ABBA. I’m not sure why they do this, the book is obsessed with acronyms and wordplay, but I don’t remember being told what [...]

Review: Enslaved (demo)

I realise I mostly talk about books on here… I want to try and rectify this because I really do play a lot of games (a lot of games) and watch a lot of films. Let’s take the first baby step with the Enslaved demo.
So what makes a good demo?
Put someone in too early and the [...]

Review: Zero History by William Gibson

Zero History
Slick and interesting, Zero History turns fashion and marketing trends into the stuff of spy thrillers. This time Gibson’s hit it straight on the head, the book’s swagger and cool all seems genuine, not forced.
I’ve been reading Gibson for a long time. Not since Neuromancer was first published, obviously, I would have been five, [...]

Review: the Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

The Quantum Thief
The Quantum Thief is a heist story; it’s a reality-warping conspiracy thriller; it’s far-future cyberpunk (were such a thing possible); it’s hard SF, but it isn’t. It may just be my new favourite book, toppling Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny from the spot it has occupied for years innumerable (well, about [...]

Review: The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross

Ok, so it’s not the review I promised you… or even the apocalyptic fiction blog… but it’s what you’re getting. So shush.
And it’s got an end of the world flavour to it anyway, what with cultists trying to bring the whole thing about… I’m not too sure if this is actually going to be the [...]