Category: Reviews


CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar – Review

CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar – Review
Posted May 23, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Intricate and otherworldly, emotional and thought provoking, Tidhar’s vision of the future is both familiar and alien at the same time. With each season a new godling appeared in the streets and alleyways of Central Station. They were nebulous things, more than human, less than Other, like semi-sentient sculptures which straddles both the […]

first communions by Geoffrey Girard – Review

first communions by Geoffrey Girard – Review
Posted April 29, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 13 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A bunch of stories that will make you very uncomfortable. And that’s a good thing! God watches as you bring another into the room. He does not take his eyes off you. Sits in his LifeChair exactly where you parked him two days before. White beard and tubes. His cartridge core throbs, like […]

THE DAYS OF TAO by Wesley Chu – Review

THE DAYS OF TAO by Wesley Chu – Review
Posted April 21, 2016 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A short tale that’s packed with action, humor, and some old favorite characters. I fell in love with Wesley Chu’s Tao series, which ended last year with The Deaths of Tao, and so I was thrilled to discover he was writing a novella set in the same universe.  The Days of Tao is […]

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey – Review

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey – Review
Posted April 8, 2016 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 3 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An unexpectedly entertaining and emotional story, whose prison drama and tough characters outshine the paranormal story-line. The Girl with All the Gifts was a top ten read for me a couple of years ago, and so it was with great anticipation that I started M.R. Carey’s follow-up, Fellside. And while it didn’t completely blow […]

RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve – Review

RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted April 5, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An instant classic, Railhead deserves a spot up there with some of the best young adult fantasy/science fiction ever written. The train was gone, but he could still see her, striding along beside him in the sodium glow from the trackside lamps. The smell of space clung to her, rich and smoky. What […]