Book Review: The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

dark-net-percy

I can’t remember how I discovered Benjamin Percy’s unique brand of literary horror, but I do remember being excited to receive an Advanced Reading Copy of Red Moon back in 2013 while working as a bookseller. I was similarly excited to receive a digital galley of his new supernatural cyber-thriller The Dark Net.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Book Review: Faller by Will McIntosh

Faller_cov_comp

Image: Macmillan

This is going to be a tough review to write. That’s not to say that Will McIntosh’s latest novel failed to live up to my expectations — in fact, it was easily one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I’ve had all year — but that so much of the book’s genius relies on knowing as little as possible going into it. Continue reading

Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

closedandcommonorbit

Image: Hachette UK

Space opera has never been one of my preferred sci fi subgenres — my tastes lean more towards dystopian and social science fiction– however I adored Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, so I was excited when I heard she was writing another book set in that world. Continue reading

Book Review: The Binding by Nicholas Wolff

the-binding-9781501102714_hr

Image: Simon & Schuster

Let me start by saying Nicholas Wolff’s The Binding wasn’t at all what I was expecting. The use of phrases like “walking corpse syndrome” and “spreading plague” in the blurb gives prospective readers the impression that the plot revolves around some kind of pandemic; however while Wolff’s book does feature zombies of sorts, these in no way resemble the shambling corpses of The Walking Dead.

Continue reading