It isn't too often that one finds a novel that has such a genuinely unique world built around it, but Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen is one such work.
First a note from Pyles of Books: Sorry, I haven't posted any reviews in a while, but life has been crazy. I have managed to read some books in the meantime, which means I will be posting rapidly(hopefully) over the next couple weeks. *** Here is something a little fun to tide some of you … Continue reading Review: Star Wars Golden Books?!
There are few books in science fiction that could be considered a love letter to it, but Arkwright by Allen Steele hits the nail on the head. The book surrounds Nathan Arkwright, a seminal sci fi writer, and his legacy of wishing to send humanity into the stars to colonize them. Driven by the belief that humanity will eventually … Continue reading Review: Arkwright
Subversion is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. The subversion of themes, the subversion of genre, and the subversion of even narrative. Everything Jemisin chooses to do with what one would consider a traditional fantasy, she turns it on its’ head. It won the Hugo for … Continue reading Review: The Fifth Season
The Guru is a read that takes you by surprise. A work of contemporary fiction and debut novel by Sean Hicks, we follow David Ratcliff as he wallows in his quite mediocre life. It is only by a perfect storm of events does his luck change for the better and he finds his fate intertwined … Continue reading Review: The Guru
Grond: The Raven High by Yuri Hamaganov is a fun YA science fiction read! All the hallmarks of Ender’s Game and even carrying threads of those foundational science fiction authors like, Asimov and Heinlein. The reader follows one of the seven Changed, bioengineered post-humans, who have been commissioned as a last hope for humanity to … Continue reading Review: Grond: The Raven High