Kundo Wakes Up by Saad Z Hossain

(mild spoilers) When I found out about Kundo Wakes Up, sometime last year, I hit the pre-order button like it said “please collect a free million pounds”. I had utterly fallen in love with Saad Z Hossain’s The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, so finding out about a sequel made my day. I waited […]

The Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at an author who seems little talked about (in my circles at least) which seems utterly baffling when we look at her body of work and fans. Still, that’s how history goes, isn’t it? So please give it up for screenplay writer […]

The Adventures of Alyx by Joanna Russ

(mild spoilers) Every book leads to another. In this case, looking up Fahfrd & The Grey Mouser on wikipedia led to me reading the following: “Joanna Russ was familiar with and appreciative of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, and in addition to critical reviews of Leiber, also referenced Fafhrd in her The Adventures of Alyx sequence […]

Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold

(moderate spoilers) The original start of this review was me accusing Bujold of crimes against her readers for having only one book with Cordelia as a lead. There are, of course, two. But bear with me. I’m a newbie to the Vorkosigan saga; that’s why I’m reviewing Shards of Honour after all. Rest assured I […]

Abendau’s Heir by Jo Zebedee

There are three things you should know about Abendau’s Heir. The first is that this is Space Opera. No, make that Space OPERA. Because Space Opera is noble heroes solving problems with rayguns and the Force, and Abendau’s Heir is all about the people in those tense and traumatic scenarios. Sure, there’s action involved, but […]