My Favourite Books of 2017

My Favourite Books of 2017

I have a confession to make. I didn’t want to write this post for 2017. The only reason I am doing it is because I don’t want to break my four year streak. I really haven’t read a huge amount this year, mostly because I’ve been busy or tired (sometimes both!). But over the last […]

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Book Review | Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir Book Review

I was a bit afraid before starting Artemis if I’m totally honest. The Martian is one of my all time favourite books and I was worried that my love for that book would spoil this one. In that I would get so hyped I would be disappointed when the time came around to actually reading […]

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Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Rating: 3 / 5 stars Format: Hardback Published: 10th May 2016 Book Depository | Goodreads Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer–a spiritual counselor in a […]

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My Favourite Books of 2016

It’s that time again for my favourite books of the year. Like always these are my favourite books I read this year, they weren’t all published this year. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. It’s about spiders evolving to the point where they can fly rockets. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré. I […]

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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Rating: 4 / 5 stars Format: Paperback Published: 21st May 2015 (originally published 2002) Book Depository | Goodreads Collected here for the first time, Ted Chiang’s award-winning stories–recipients of the Nebula, Sturgeon, Campbell, and Asimov awards–offer a feast of science, speculation, humanity, and lyricism. Standouts include “Tower of Babylon,” in which a miner ascends the fabled tower in […]

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Arrival: A New First Contact?

  Warning: this post contains spoilers for Arrival. If you haven’t seen the movie yet you may not want to read this post. My one problem with Star Trek is that the aliens have human ideals. The Vulcans claim to be above emotion (but they’re not), the Kazon think men are better than women. Pretty […]

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