Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Another year, another SciFi Month, another Monday … it must be time for another round of six degrees! I was sitting on the fence about doing this tag again this year, but imyril tipped me over the edge by getting SF giant Peter F(rigging) Hamilton to play – I mean, how am I supposed to resist that?! This tag was inspired by Kate over at Books are My Favourite and Best, but had its dial tweaked round to sci-fi by imyril for SciFi Month 2019. It is an addictive, frustrating, ultimately satisfying tag/game that can be played again and again, … Continue reading Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Fun for Monday: The Rainbow Tag

A tag that originated with Le Book Chronicles and that I saw first over at Reading Every Night (a blog that has the loveliest header – since I’ve started noticing these things). I’ve gone for books that are on my TBR (because so many of our already-read-and-loved books are still in boxes), and where possible I’ve tried to pick books that I haven’t mentioned before so as not to bore anyone too much.   From my point of view what better way to spend my Sunday afternoon than rummaging through books? Although, obviously reading them would be a lot more … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Rainbow Tag

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This was deeply satisfying read. It’s a flintlock fantasy that I first heard about from Karina of Karina Reads and that appeared on Dragons and Zombies’ list of Flintlock Fantasy recommendations. I first started reading it last year, then put it to one side for something else (so fickle!) before starting it again this year and binge reading it in a couple of days. But you don’t really need to know any of that … What you do need to know is that this is absolutely worth picking up. It’s got great characters, an involved and engaging plot and great … Continue reading Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky