Review: Aurora: Darwin, Amanda Bridgeman

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Review: Aurora: Darwin, Amanda Bridgeman

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Aurora: Darwin (Goodreads) Author:  Amanda Bridgeman (website) Follow @AmandaBridgema1 Rating: When a distress signal is received from a black-ops space station on the edge […]

Review: Great North Road, Peter F Hamilton

Title: Great North Road (Goodreads) Author:  Peter F. Hamilton (website) Rating: In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family clones – but none have been reported missing. And the crime’s most disturbing aspect is how the victim was killed. Twenty years ago, a North […]

Review: Across the Universe, Beth Revis

Title: Across the Universe (Goodreads) Author:  Beth Revis (@bethrevis) Rating: A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen […]

Review: Birdie Down, Jim Graham

Title: Birdie Down (Goodreads) Author:  Jim Graham (@jimsgraham) Rating: The Outer-Rim rebellion stumbles into its second day …and in the wrong direction. The third generation residents of the resource-rich New Worlds are seeking to throw off the yolk of corporate rule. Ex-Resource War veteran, Sebastian Scatkiewicz and his colleague, Andrew ‘Birdie’ Goosen, have dared to take on the biggest […]

Review: A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix

Title: A Confusion of Princes (Goodreads) Author:  Garth Nix (@garthnix) Rating: I have died three times, and three times been reborn, though I am not yet twenty in the old earth years by which it is still the fashion to measure time. This is the story of my three deaths, and my life between. My […]

Review: Burnt Ice, Steve Wheeler

Title: Burnt Ice (Goodreads) Author:  Steve Wheeler Rating: Captain Michael Longbow and his crew of engineers, warriors and operatives are about to catch up on some recreation time on the resort world of Cygnus 5 when an investigation of some ancient underwater ruins turns into a full-scale battle. A series of missions takes them to […]
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