Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

When you first pick up Gardens of the Moon you a liable to feel overwhelmed after the first few pages. You're thrown into the ocean that is the Malazan world, headfirst with no instructions on how to swim or even float. You flail and grasp at anything familiar that comes your way; anything that might … Continue reading Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

2112 by Rush

We are the PriestsOf the Temples of SyrinxAll the gifts of lifeAre held within our walls The above four lines are part of the second section of Rush's epic 2112 - a 20 minute long song that tells the story of one persons discovery of music. That is, music not controlled by the Priests of … Continue reading 2112 by Rush

To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Firstly, before properly reviewing this book, I want to acknowledge the beautiful title. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. If I hadn't already known Paolini's work that title alone would have been enough to get me to pick up this book. To pick it up with two hands, because damn, this book is a … Continue reading To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Before reading the rest of this review, I want you to do something for me. Think of the last dream you had. It doesn't have to a weird one, it could be anything. I want you to think of that dream and then consider the ephemeral nature of it, how the details shift and morph … Continue reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers

Another book review! Rather, a series review. The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers consists of four books each related to the other through their character's links to the eponymous Wayfarer, the ship at the center of the first novel, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. When you pick up The Long Way to … Continue reading The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The aforementioned book was a delight to read. It focuses on an astronaut who wakes up devoid of memory on a spaceship with only two dead and desiccated crew mates for company. This being an Andy Weir book, the protagonist then has to 'science the shit' out of it, as it were. What follows is … Continue reading Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir