Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

***Content warnings for blood letting, gore, murder, death of a parent and a sibling, torture, mentions of sexual, physical and child abuse.*** Please note this review mentions the author Poppy Z.Brite who now lives as Billy Martin and no longer writes under that pen name. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. That should just be the review. Her range…

Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

****Trigger warnings for gore, body horror, torture, mentions of sexual assault, physical and domestic abuse, coerced drinking/drug taking, and death of a sibling**** There are very few books that have astounded me so much and taken me so aback that it takes me weeks to formulate words to review them. Not in the same way…

Review: The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

***Trigger warning for colonialism, sexism, grief, death of a spouse, mention of child loss and kidnapping*** Possible spoilers for the first book. We’re back with Lady Trent! High society, dragons, a scandal and a new trip! I decided after a reread of A Natural History of Dragons that I wanted to continue the series. This…

Review: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

We just came out of Halloween, the peak of Autumnal vibes. All of us looking for spooks and scares. Well is there anything more truly frightening than well written science fiction that makes you doubt your own future? There certainly isn’t for me. In a world where personal data has become weaponised and monetised, it’s…

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Since I was a child, there was something that always appealed to me about the idea of families as clans. Likely due to my mother, who was always someone who watched documentaries or told me stories about the Kennedies, the fashionable Gucci’s or the Versace family and of course her favourite of them all, the…

Review: Leviathans Wake by James S.A Corey

***Trigger warnings for body horror, gore, blood loss, gun violence, alcoholism and genocide.*** I recently realised when looking at my shelves that a lot of the science fiction I read tends to be standalone, trilogies or companion series. The Expanse series (both books and show) has been on my radar for a long time so…

Review: Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

***Trigger warnings for gun violence, torture, beatings, police brutality and murder*** I love a good mystery. There’s something very enthralling in reading about those living on the edge of some big plot that they fell into uncovering all the while watching them go about their lives, almost like a fly on the wall. Noir as…

Review: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

It’s not often I go back to a series I abandoned years ago. I generally carry on with whatever series have my attention, finish them or go looking for new ones. Especially when it comes to SFF and the constant influx of new, exciting voices are always coming in to the genres. But I’ve been…