What a strange and wild ride. This was a really great read and anyone looking for a more "biotech" sort of dystopia, this has to be your first pick. Anyone willing to tolerate a bit of weird in the mix of their fiction, then you will be in good hands here, then again has Vandermeer … Continue reading Review: Borne
This review has been waiting for a long time, but it has been so long since I have read such a satisfying trilogy of stories. Binti rushes home when her village is attacked by Koush soldiers and it will be up to her to broker a peace between them and the Meduse. Her efforts may … Continue reading Review: The Night Masquerade (Binti #3)
Man, do I have some mixed feelings about this book. There's a lot to unpack here, but at the same time(with no disrespect to Earnest Cline) I don't believe the work is meant to be all that deep. Ready Player One is a love letter to geek culture and all the franchises birthed in the 80s … Continue reading Review: Ready Player One
DARK RUN by Mike Brooks is an awesome book! Semi-hard science fiction cast into the future after the great human diaspora into the stars. We find Captain Ichabod Drift with his crew looking to leave their past behind, but become wrapped up in a smuggling run that will change their lives forever. Old regrets and … Continue reading Reveiw: Dark Run
Caitlin Kiernan has written a work that takes time to get into, but like an aged Scotch it needs time to sit well. How can a narrative that includes an undying, lich woman, a freelance contractor, and mysterious spores that preclude the end of the world all have in common? They are all in this … Continue reading Review: Agents of Dreamland
Rime, by Tim Lebbon, was my first Kindle Single that I got my hands on and I will say that I was not disappointed, in fact, far from it. The title is an homage to Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and the story itself is a sci-fi repackaging of Coleridge's poem. For contemporary readers, who have read the original, this … Continue reading Review: Rime
So, I'm going to do something different here and review an audio drama that was recommended to me. Steal the Stars is written by Mac Rogers, and the novelization is written by Nat Cassidy(who also plays a supporting role in the audio drama). And I just have to say that it is phenomenal. I'll admit, I haven't listened to … Continue reading Review: Steal The Stars
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