Wherever there are people, there are secrets. Even aboard a space slug crewed by itinerant nuns on a mercy mission. In the face of lies and betrayal, what is the truest service one can render to God?
Cete was a clan general until he killed his berserk lord, earning acclaim and exile at one stroke. Now he’s drawn to cast in his lot with a new settlement aspiring to independence – even though he’s certain it’s doomed…
We’ve had a month of furiously reading 2019 releases we’d missed out on, agonising over shortlists, swearing about eligibility and generally testing the waters for incipient chaos. And now it’s time: here are the 2020 nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
I’m delighted to announce that the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards are back for 2020 – as subjective as ever and even more chaotic.
There’s more to life than murder. After a lifetime of killing to survive, Molly must come to terms with what it really means to be Molly Southbourne…
We’ve had six long months of reading our way through our 5 categories and 36 nominees. We have bluntly shared our first impressions (privately, thank you) and subjectively picked our individual favourites. But who has made our final selection?
Murderbot ventures out into the Corporation Rim. But how long can a rogue SecUnit with a hacked governor module escape the notice of the authorities?
Back in January, an opinionated collective of bloggers and book lovers announced our shortlist for this year’s Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards. Six months later, where have we got to?
Creeper wants to fly the skies in an air ship, but first she needs to earn a place on a crew. When she overhears conspirators plotting to unleash the Black God’s Drums, she might have found the leverage she needs… if she can save her city from the natural disaster about to overtake it.
There’s a new series about to start over at Serial Box, and oh my word I’m so excited I could dance (I don’t dance. Ever). A line-up of the best new SF authors writing political space opera? Can I get a HELL YES? And it gets better – they let me have a sneak peek, so I can give you the lowdown on the first episode…
Mars Xi is the most wanted woman in the Empire: the renegade voidwitch who destroyed a planet. Desperate to give her protege Pale a future and hungry for answers about herself, she goes in search of the one person who might be able to help them both: her father. The man who sold her to MEPHISTO in the first place…
In a break with tradition (although I did something similar for Season Three), I’m going to talk about the final three episodes of Tremontaine at once. It’s been emotional, folks. And now it’s over… until I pick up Swordspoint for a reread, anyway. Be warned: there will be spoilers.
It’s that time: announcing the 2019 nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
Cue: drum roll
At the end of 2017, C of The Middle Shelf proposed a new set of informal awards: nominated, debated and awarded by a group of bookworms. We embraced chaos as our guiding principle, and we had so much fun we’re back for more. Welcome to the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2019.
Mars Xi evaded capture by the military research team who shaped her, and honed her psychic abilities into near god-like powers. But can she rescue her friend from a max security military prison before he loses his mind and his identity?