Here's a little something you might've learned about me over the last few weeks, reader, if not the last few years. I am...quite fond of Star Wars. Yes, it's true; I know, I know, you are shook to the core of your being, considering the title of this post. Bear with me as I gush... Continue Reading →
Along the Razor’s Edge (The War Eternal #1) by Rob J. Hayes – Book Review
Review originally posted over at: Booknest.euRelease Date: March 30, 2020Published by: Self-PublishedGenre: Fantasy, GrimdarkPages: 281Format: ebookReview Copy: Provided by the author in return for an honest review. What Rob J. Hayes has done in Along the Razor’s Edge cements his place as one of the masters of grimdark fantasy. I’ve taken my time getting to the review... Continue Reading →
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #01) by Martha Wells – Book Review
This review was originally published over at booknest.eu! Published by: Tor.comGenre: Sci-fiPages: 152Format: paperbackCopy: Borrowed from my local library. Support your libraries, folks! While browsing through the rows of books in English in the Swedish library I frequent, I came across Martha Wells’ All Systems Red, a novella whose cover I dimly recalled seeing years... Continue Reading →
SUNDAY STAR WARS: In Celebration of the Clone Wars!
I want you to seriously consider what you're about to read. Even with the first season of The Mandalorian available for streaming, the Clone Wars is still the definitive Star Wars experience on the small screen. "What? No!" I hear you say. "The Mandalorian was so good! How can a 3D animated series that ran... Continue Reading →
Kingshold by D. P. Woolliscroft – Book Review (Blog Tour!)
Published by: Self-publishedGenre: Epic FantasySeries: The Wildfire Cycle #01Format: ebookReview Copy: Courtesy of TheWriteReads, as part of the Kingshold Blog Tour! Kingshold was difficult to get into – so difficult, in fact, I hate to admit that if I wasn’t part of this blog post, I might not have gotten past the opening third…which would’ve... Continue Reading →
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny – Book Review
This review was originally published over at booknest.eu. Published by: HarperVoyager (2010 ed.)Genre: Sci-Fi, FantasyPages: 296Format: paperbackAwards: Hugo Award for Best Novel (1968)Copy: Picked up at my local library. Support your libraries, folks! His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and... Continue Reading →
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – Book Review
Published by: Tor.comGenre: Sci-Fi, AfrofuturismPages: 96Format: ebookPurchased Copy: from AmazonAwards: Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella (2016) Calvin Park spoke about this one over at one of the recent episodes of his Under a Pile of Books podcast; and since I’ve been trying to finish the last few squares for r/fantasy’s yearly bingo challenge,... Continue Reading →
Saturday Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston (Book Review) and Talking About Star Wars on Under A Pile of Books!
Hello everyone, and welcome to a new weekly column I'll be writing for the foreseeable future, based on one of my favourite fictional universes of all time, STAR WARS! (In case the title was somehow misleading.) As this is the first post in the series, I've a double treat for you all! Ahsoka by E.... Continue Reading →
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami – Book Review
I keep returning to Murakami's works, captivated by the prism through which he sees the world. His protagonists are a consistent type - alienated men, most often in their thirties. Something is missing in the lives they live, often to do with some personal tragedy in their late teenage years - in Norwegian Wood, it... Continue Reading →
The Outer Worlds Review – Great Dialogue, Good Characters…Okay-ish Gameplay?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAAouRT4V80 The Outer Worlds was one of the games I was most excited about in 2019 - so why did it take me this long to finish it? It's got a lot going for it - the great dialogue, the memorable characters who don't get nearly enough screen-time, and the...okay...gameplay? No, that doesn't sound right... Continue Reading →