The Light at Midnight by Tom Reppert is, in a word, superb. I'm not a student of history. It never was a strong suit of mine at school, and when given a chance, I dropped it in favour of a different class. That said, I'm not ignorant of the atrocities of the second world war, but even still I was unprepared what lay within this book.
This is a masterfully crafted… Read More Reviewed by: Morgan Hobbes Reviewed on: 25th of January, 2021
Outsider: A Forbidden Island Short Story by Lianne Simon is a short story set on Eilean nan Sìthean, a remote island of Scotland forgotten about by the rest of the world. I'm not going to pretend to even think about spelling any of the Gaelic words (except for the few I've picked up looking inside the ebook version), but it's a beautiful story of a young fairy named Màiri who… Read More Reviewed by: Morgan Hobbes Reviewed on: 16th of January, 2021
Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley is another classic sci-fi that's been on my list for a while and have only just got around to reading. I'm on a bit of a nostalgic kick at the moment, and this one fits right in. The future of 2110 as imagined in the 50s.
Mind swapping, indeed, mind-stealing is now commonplace. The afterlife is now a certainty... if you can afford it, of course.… Read More Reviewed by: Morgan Hobbes Reviewed on: 14th of January, 2021
The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg is certainly a product of its time. Manly men cavorting across the universe with women there for decoration and to have sex with. If you can get past all that, you're left with a fairly decent sci-fi story that I wish had more... well, more story.
It's a fairly straight forward story - a mysterious maze as old as time kills anyone who… Read More Reviewed by: Morgan Hobbes Reviewed on: 9th of January, 2021
Sex, Lies and the Bomb by Anthony Vincent Bruno left me speechless. Absolutely mind blown by the end. After finishing this book, I looked through his other works and found them to be the polar opposite of his humorous end-of-the-world tale, so he's an astonishingly clever writer.
We start with the incredibly misogynistic Eddie Coltrane as he laments his fate, assuming he's going to get kneecapped by loan sharks in the… Read More Reviewed by: Morgan Hobbes Reviewed on: 3rd of January, 2021