Red Adept Publishing, 292 pages, 2016 Sleeper Protocol is a new novel by up and coming military science fiction author, Kevin Ikenberry. Having read much of his short fiction, I would count Ikenberry amongst the new wave of writers that are bringing adventure back into hard science fiction, joining the ranks of talented authors such […]
Vigil is a vampire apocalyptic novel told in two time streams penned by English author Craig Saunders (writing here as C.R. Saunders). This is not a romance, the vampires are brutal and viscous killers, and the humans at war with them are suitably meek but actively opposed to the hunters higher up in the food chain than themselves.
Strata is a hard science fiction novella released in the popular Kindle ebook format. Don’t let the words ‘hard SF’ put you off though, because unlike many of the tech/science heavy releases which focus more on ideas than character, Strata is a tale of soul, adventure and humanity, while simultaneously maintaining a scientifically possible view of the future.
Carnies is a horror werewolf novel from respected Australian horror writer, Martin Livings. It was originally released by Lothian Books in 2006 and thanks to the new publisher, Cohesion Press, we now have a revised and updated e-book and new print edition on the way, with new scenes and a tweaked ending.
Okay, take a planet in the far future, populate it with hundreds of alien species including humans, throw in lots of cyberpunk tech, sprinkle in some Raymond Chandler type goons, and have lurking Lovecraftian monsters in the background for a bit more flavouring, and what you get has a name: Punktown.
Punktown is a highly imaginative and enthralling setting by talented dark fiction author, Jeffrey Thomas, and Red Cells is the latest book in this series.
I’m a big fan of SF comedy, because it is so hard to do, but when it is done well, it is great fun to read. The two most obvious examples are The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and the Red Dwarf novels. The great things about these novels (and SF comedy in general) is that they extrapolate upon the conventional here and now setting while they point of the farces of the here and now. This, in a nutshell, is what The First Neanderthal on the Moon is all about.
Like it or hate it, the digital publishing revolution is upon us, and no other book better represents its game changing impacts upon the publishing industry, which Wool leads in this shifting market. Hugh Howey, the author of this successful series (the Silo Trilogy), has already sold more than a million copies, gathered almost 6,000 reviews […]
14, authored by Peter Clines, was the book that hit home for me how publishing is changing, that big multinational publishing companies may not be with us for much longer, and that the print version of books might soon be museum pieces. I didn’t choose this book by looking on the bestsellers shelf at my […]