Book review: A Knife, A fork, A Bottle, & A Cork – SC Hayden

  SC Hayden’s novella will certainly appeal to dystopian fiction fans. I’m thinking Hayden watched a few movies including Logan’s Run, The Running Man and The Hunger Games before writing this, as the story has some similar ideas and themes. That’s not to say this is merely fan fiction. On the contrary, I really enjoyed my time spent in and around this post-apocalyptic New York … Continue reading Book review: A Knife, A fork, A Bottle, & A Cork – SC Hayden

Book review: Stone Wall – Dominic Stabile

I’m not a big reader of sci-fi or cyberpunk but Dominic Stabile’s previous novel in the Stone series, Stone Work, was an unlikely hit for me last year. In Stone, Stabile has created an engaging yet flawed protagonist you cannot help but route for. Here is a man that lets his actions speak louder than his words. Stone is a grey character, one with a … Continue reading Book review: Stone Wall – Dominic Stabile

Book review: A Lesson in Violence (She Rides Shotgun) – Jordan Harper

Jordan Harper’s novel seems to have been through numerous name changes for whatever reason? Anyway, it isn’t really important, all you need to know is that this is one of my favourite books of the year and I can’t recommend it enough. The plot for the novel isn’t anything particularly new. A con gets released from prison, but before he does he falls foul of … Continue reading Book review: A Lesson in Violence (She Rides Shotgun) – Jordan Harper

Book review: Extinction Bridge – Geoff Brown & Amanda J. Spedding

The Kindle Worlds books are usually pretty entertaining fair. Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s Extinction Cycle series of military science fiction books are very popular with genre readers, and the Kindle Worlds books are a way for writers who are fans of the series to add their own flavour to the Extinxtion Cycle world. I don’t mind a bit of military sci-fi now and then and especially in the short … Continue reading Book review: Extinction Bridge – Geoff Brown & Amanda J. Spedding

Book review: The Student – Iain Ryan

Something occurred to me whilst I was reading The Student by Iain Ryan. And that is, more people should be reading The Student by Iain Ryan. If you like your crime fiction dark and gritty, suffocating under the humidity of tropical Queensland, Ryan’s latest book is the one for you. Nate is a drug dealer, but when his supplies start to dwindle he seeks out his … Continue reading Book review: The Student – Iain Ryan

Book review: Lucifer’s Star – C. T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus

My second Charles Phipps book in as many weeks and Lucifer’s Star is another fantastic read. This time, Phipps has teamed up with Michael Suttkus to bring us a thrillingly dark space opera right out of the top draw. Though very different from The Tower of Zhaal (reviewed here ), Lucifer’s Star is the story of Cassius Mass (great name!) – a hero of the Crius Archduchy, now … Continue reading Book review: Lucifer’s Star – C. T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus

Book review: Recon Marines – P. K. Hawkins

When a group of 40+ battle-hardened marines investigate an enormous ship housing a host of biological nasties, things soon go pear-shaped. It doesn’t take long for our tough-talking soldiers to become locked in a fight for survival against all sorts of bizarre and other-worldly alien creatures. Recon Marines does exactly as it says on the tin. It is a fast-paced, largely enjoyable military sci-fi story … Continue reading Book review: Recon Marines – P. K. Hawkins

Book review: Man With The Iron Heart – Mat Nastos

Sometimes you see a book cover and you simply say “Oh yes! It will be mine!”, such was the case with Man With The Iron Heart by Mat Nastos and published by Cohesion Press. This is one of those books where you barely get to draw a breathe before the next action-packed scene explodes inside of your mind. Nastos’ tale of Nazis meddling with powers … Continue reading Book review: Man With The Iron Heart – Mat Nastos

Book review: Savage Jungle – Hunter Shea

It’s review number two for Hunter Shea and I’ll give the man his due, he sure knows how to entertain. Savage Jungle is another fun and crazy journey into the imagination of one of the best writers of cryptid inspired fiction. Simply put, Savage Jungle is what I call popcorn fiction. It’s the sort of book you watch rather than read. It’s a Dwayne Johnson … Continue reading Book review: Savage Jungle – Hunter Shea