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The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

October 29, 2017

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  3 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley is a strange sort of Science Fiction. Original and odd, this story takes you in an unexpected u-turn within the first few chapters and then just keeps getting more bizarre. The tale starts […]

Version Control by Dexter Palmer

October 21, 2017

Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Vintage Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Version Control by Dexter Palmer is a Science Fiction novel, heavy on the science side and low on the fantastic. The upside is the reader might learn more than a little about psychics along the way as they follow […]

Destiny by William Emmett

August 14, 2017

Destiny by William Emmett, came out in 2017 and it was nice to read a recently released novel. In this science fiction tale, super high tech meets a totalitarian medieval state along with various other cultures, which exist on this far-off world our hero finds himself stranded on. Genre: Science Fiction Publisher:  Xlibris Published: 2017 […]

Netherspace by Andrew Lane and Nigel Foster

May 30, 2017

  Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  Titan Books Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating:  4 Reviewer:  Michael Griffiths     Netherspace by Andrew Lane and Nigel Fosteris a Science Fiction novel with a huge imaginative scope. These folks bring in the concept of Netherspace, which is a method of traveling through another, and very odd, dimension in order […]

Book Review of Bullettime by Nick Mamatas

April 26, 2017

. Genre:  Science Fiction Publisher:  ChiZine Productions Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating: 3 Reviewer:  Michael D. Griffiths   Bullettime by Nick Mamatas is a nihilistic, young adult, coming of age novel with a small dash of potential science fiction thrown in. Hard to say how much of the science fiction aspect is real or is just […]

Off Rock, by Kieran Shea

March 28, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Publishing Published: 2017 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: Michael Griffiths Off Rock, by Kieran Shea is a Science Fiction novel with the beginning 98% of the novel taking place on an asteroid being mined by the main characters. Jimmy is a grunt miner who’s getting a little old for the […]

Book Review of The Race, by Nina Allan

February 13, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: Michael Griffiths The Race, by Nina Allan is a literary novel with just a tinge of Science Fiction. Things are hinted at in this book, like parallel worlds and the ability to talk to animals, as well as biologically developed smart dogs, but […]

Book Review of The Inner City by Karen Heular

December 8, 2016

Published by ChiZine Publications in 2012 Genre: Fantasy Stars: 3.5   The Inner City by Karen Heular is a short story anthology covering an exploration into the odd and fantastic. It might be heard to pin down these tales and place them in any standard category. I had not read a Chi-Zine Publication for a […]

Book Review of Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

November 20, 2016

Published by New Falcon Publications in 1977 Genre: Science Fiction Reviewed by Michael D. Griffiths Stars: 4.5   Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson is an exploration in 20th century understanding of the supernatural, spirituality, technology, and extra-terrestrial intelligence. Using research, interviews, and personal experience, Wilson attempts to make sense of what could be considered […]

Book Review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films, by Matt Hurwitz

November 8, 2016

This impressive book of art based on the new remakes of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was put out by one of my favorite publishers, Titan. . . It is a truly impressive volume that has artwork to boggle the mind. I tell you one […]