An all science fictional novel reading revue for this month’s caps.
An attention-getting debut novel: “Like the best genre fiction, Quietus has a premise and plot that juggles some familiar elements with fresh ideas.”
In this month’s caps: The Expanse slows things down a bit – Jeff Vandermeer wants us to know the unknowable – South Africa’s gods (and people and robots) go through an identity crisis in Nicky Drayden’s debut – and Mira Grant says mermaids want to eat your face!
David Pedreira’s debut novel Gunpowder Moon is a sci-fi murder mystery/milSF thriller that doesn’t quite get off the ground.
A sequel that delivers! “Blood Binds the Pack does not follow Hunger Makes the Wolf so much as challenge it to a wrestling match and show up with a game plan for victory.”
A somewhat disappointing entry in a usually reliable series – “It became clear to me about halfway through book six that Kloos was kind of spinning his wheels here.”
Finishing up my 2017 reading with a lot of challenging sci-fi and one hell of a crazy fairy tale!