Links to the full reviews in the book covers. Ray Nayler’s debut deals with a terrestrial first contact but is also a reflection of issues of sentience and intelligence. Veronica Roth continues to explore issues of adulthood and responsibility in her newest novel which is centred around a post-dystopian society and the people who supported and opposed the former regime. Ren Hutchings surprising debut was a winning combintation of time travel and space opera driven by a cast of memorable flawed characters. Lavi Tidhar returns to the world of his award winning Central Station to tell more connected stories set in his future Middle East based around a city in Suadi Arabia that is currently nothing more than a dream and a flashy website. Sylvia Moreno-Garcia successfully takes on, reimagines and recasts an HG Wells classic, setting the action in 19th Centruy Mexico. Honourable Mentions John Scalzi brings his wry science fiction side to the fore in this fun riff on monster movies that considers whether maybe the biggest monster is man. Edward Ashton introduces the idea of the expendable clone and then has fun with it which keeping the stakes high. Adam Oyebanji brings something new to the generation ship sub-genre in his enjoyable debut. In SJ Morden’s latest (loosley connected to his last book Gallowglass) the crew of an exploration ship to Jupiter start to lose it under the influence of something strange. Linden A Lewis ends their debut space opera trilogy (which started with The First Sister) with action, resolution and heart. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Related Tags: review, Science Fiction, Top Five
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