Genre: Science Fiction

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Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

The people of the federated countries are not happy with the burgeoning industrialisation and their replacement with machines or with “constructs” (people with mechanical limbs) creates a simmering tension. The leading council of the realm is barely holding on to power, while fighting amongst themselves. A Vanishing Glow is a combination… Read more »

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Review: Illuminae, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Review: Illuminae, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

When the mining colony on Kerenza IV is attached by the BeiTech mega-corporation, only three ships escape carrying civilian refugees as well as their own crew – the Alexander, the Copernicus and the Hypatia. Overcrowded and damaged, the ships are chased towards the nearest hyperspace jump point by the BeiTech… Read more »

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Review: The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

Review: The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

Its a real thrill when you start a book without any real expectations and you find yourself completely blown away.  That’s what The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett was for me and I have found this review a hard one to write because I just want everyone to go out and… Read more »

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Review: Vader’s Little Princess, Jeffrey Brown

Review: Vader’s Little Princess, Jeffrey Brown

This book is just adorable. It’s hard to run a galactic Empire when you’re a single Dad to twins. He has a lot on his plate, poor chap. This little book contains a series of comic strips dealing with Leia’s childhood years, through to learning to drive the tie-fighter and dating… Read more »

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Review: Ink and Bone, Rachel Caine

Review: Ink and Bone, Rachel Caine

This is Philippa and Angelya’s joint audio review for Rachel Caine’s new fantasy book, Ink and Bone. The review is an extract from episode 30 of Tea in the Treetops Podcast, originally recorded on August 20, 2015. You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page…. Read more »

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Review: Doctor Who: The Drosten’s Curse by AL Kennedy

Review: Doctor Who: The Drosten’s Curse by AL Kennedy

The Drosten’s Curse is an enjoyable romp with the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker. It is written very much in the style of Douglas Adams, who actually wrote a few serials for Tom Baker’s era. It’s delightfully silly, and captures the Fourth Doctor’s lanky, grinning, egocentric self in glorious form…. Read more »

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Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

While this was an easy read unfortunately this book was a bit of a disappointment for me.  The very idea of humans being caged by aliens in a zoo like environment to be watched and researched I found fascinating and terrifying but unfortunately the majority of this book read more… Read more »

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Review: The Corridor by A. N. Willis

Review: The Corridor by A. N. Willis

This was one of those books that I thought sounded interesting and then threw me for six when I realised was an enjoyable thrilling ride I was on.  Its a quick 200 page ebook but due to the enjoyable nature and fluid writing I finished it fast – I started it… Read more »

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Review: Time Salvager, Wesley Chu

Review: Time Salvager, Wesley Chu

James is a Chronman, sent back in time from the twenty-sixth century to salvage resources for the declining human population. Earth is a toxic wasteland, but there are still tribe-like populations scraping existence out of the land. When James breaks one of the cardinal Time Laws by bringing someone else… Read more »

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Review: Lifespan of Starlight, Thalia Kalkipsakis

Review: Lifespan of Starlight, Thalia Kalkipsakis

Scout is an illegal living in Melbourne in 2084. She has no ID chip implanted to make her a citizen, but she and her mum get by on one set of rations and Scout’s hacking abilities to get by. Everything changes when Scout witnesses something amazing in Footscray Park –… Read more »

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