Monday, August 15, 2016

Consider Phlebas Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Iain M. Banks
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Culture Book One
Pages: 544

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The Culture is at war with Idrian Empire.

After a Culture ship is destroyed by the Idrian's, one of the Culture's Mind's escapes to Schar's World. The being's incorporating Schar's World will allow neither the Culture or the Idrian's on the planet. Bora Horza Gobuchul is a changer, a human who can change their body to impersonate anyone else, and changers were once stewards on Schar's World. Horza's hatred of the Culture finds him siding with Idrian's, and soon working with them to retrieve them missing Mind.

(Some spoilers in the review below).

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Wheel of Osheim Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Ace
Genre: Epic Fantasy,
Series: Red Queen's War Book Three
Pages: 515

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Something is wrong in Osheim. A turning wheel is bringing the world closer to ultimate destruction. Traveling through hell, Snorri Ver Snagason looks to reunite with his family, while his companion Jalan Kendeth just wishes to escape hell in one piece. The world they hope to return to one day may just need both of them to save it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sleeping Giants Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Themis Files Book One
Pages: 320

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Super INTJ

The arm of a giant robot is discovered deep underground. Radio carbon dating puts it over 5,000 years old. An expedition is soon underway to find the remaining parts and put together the giant robot. And to figure out how it got there.