Genre: Science Fiction

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Podcast Episode #56 – The Handmaid’s Tale

Podcast Episode #56 – The Handmaid’s Tale

Welcome to the fifty-sixth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode, we discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (spoiler-free!) and the TV series adaptation. We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (A Monster Calls, Game of… Read more »

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Review: Eclipse the Flame, Ingrid Seymour

Review: Eclipse the Flame, Ingrid Seymour

In Ingrid Seymour’s first novel, Ignite the Shadows, Marci Guerrero finds herself deep within the world of the Eklyptors, alien parasites bent on taking over the human race. She joins up with the secret organisation, IgNiTe, to learn more about her own paranormal abilities and to resist the Eklyptors’ plans…. Read more »

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Review: Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Review: Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The second book in the Illuminae files series, Gemina, is finally here! This excellent sci-fi series continues, told in epistolary format via official documents and chat logs. Gemina is a parallel story to Illuminae, showing what was happening at Jump Station Heimdall immediately after the incident at Kerenza. A task force… Read more »

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Review: Ignite the Shadows, Ingrid Seymour

Review: Ignite the Shadows, Ingrid Seymour

Marci is a high school student by day and hacker by night, but from a young age, she has had strange attacks from her ‘shadows’. When she discovers the group IgNiTe, they explain that she’s not alone with these attacks, and that the shadows are in fact an insidious threat from a… Read more »

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Review: Mechanica, Lance Balchin

Review: Mechanica, Lance Balchin

Two hundred years into the future, humans are the only animal life left on Earth. There are still creatures, though – strange mechanical insects and birds that have evolved over the years from man-made designs. This book contains incredibly detailed pictures and descriptions of these Mechanica, as described by Miss Liberty… Read more »

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Review: Criminal, KB Hoyle

Review: Criminal, KB Hoyle

This is my review for Criminal, the second book in KB Hoyle’s Breeder Cycle. It contains mild spoilers for the first book in the series, Breeder. This review forms part of the Criminal blog tour. My official stop will be here tomorrow, so check back in then for a guest… Read more »

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Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

Review: Threader, Rebekah Turner

In the not-too-distant future, in a satellite town outside Sydney, the lower classes struggle to make ends meet, while the wealthy Citizens live inside the walls of the city. Josie, a young girl with a special ‘talent’, is keen on improving her position in life, and when she sees an… Read more »

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Review: A Toaster on Mars, Darrell Pitt

Review: A Toaster on Mars, Darrell Pitt

As a long-time fan of both Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, I felt that this book had some big boots to fill. While it did have some of the slapstick humour of the Discworld and wacky aliens and robots of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, sadly I didn’t think A Toaster on… Read more »

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Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

Review: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Alexandra Bracken’s new debut book, Passenger. The review is an extract from episode 42 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on 17 May 2015. This is a spoiler-free review. Thanks to the Co-op for providing Angelya with a copy of… Read more »

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