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Review: The Weight of the World (Amaranthine Spectrum #2), by Tom Toner

As Sotiris ascends to the Firmamental throne, he places himself fully under the thumb of Aaron the Long-Life, but one of his last free acts is to send Lycaste off into the guardianship of his old friend Hugo Maneker, with … Continue reading

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Review: The Promise of the Child (Amaranthine Spectrum #1), by Tom Toner

It’s more than 12,000 years in the future, and humanity’s children among the stars are a collective of engineered species divided into the Amaranthine Firmament, ruled by the exceptionally long-lived but fading Amaranthine, and the Prism Investiture of lesser, shorter-lived … Continue reading

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Review: Europe at Midnight (Fractured Europe #2), by Dave Hutchinson

Separate from the Community, but overlapping the geography of our world’s Europe in the same fashion, is a pocket universe called the Campus, which, true to its name, is made up of a giant university. Unlike the citizens of the … Continue reading

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Review: Europe in Autumn (Fractured Europe #1), by Dave Hutchinson

From the moment his childhood television first blinked on to the sight of a cooking show, all Rudi ever wanted was to be a chef. Abusive bosses and sabotaging family members weren’t enough to stop him from working his way … Continue reading

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Review: Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta

In a future of our world where the polar ice caps have melted, and the maps have been redrawn as nations disappear under salt waves, potable water has become a scarce resource, and the citizens of the New Qian-ruled Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Review: The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway

Back when the world was still our world, humanity came up with a weapon, as humanity always does. This weapon made the enemy simply go away. Unfortunately, as history should’ve taught us but never quite seems to, it wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Review: Heaven’s Queen (Paradox #3), by Rachel Bach

Following the destruction of Reaper’s tribe, Devi and Rupert shelter on a Terran cash planet while Caldswell and his crew lead the lelgis through hyperspace and away from them. Their unplanned hyperspace jump has cost them a year’s worth of … Continue reading

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Review: Honour’s Knight (Paradox #2), by Rachel Bach

Devi Morris’s stint as security aboard the Glorious Fool isn’t exactly off to a shining start. She has no memory of the attack that left her with a near-fatal gut wound, broken limbs, and a fellow merc to bury. The … Continue reading

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Review: Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox #1), by Rachel Bach

Devi Morris has spent years working her way up the ladder of Paradox’s elite power-armoured mercenaries, but to achieve her goal of becoming a Devastator, part of the Sacred King’s own unit, she’s going to have to step outside her … Continue reading

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Review: Forever Free (The Forever War #3), by Joe Haldeman

Years have passed since the Forever War reached its conclusion, and William Mandella is settled on an icy backwater of a planet, a haven for the minority of remaining humans who aren’t part of the hivemind known as Man. He … Continue reading

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