Two forces compete for control of the future. Their agents do battle through time to nudge every possible world towards the outcomes they need. But now two of their best have made direct contact. Now the war is for their hearts and minds.
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?
Fancy a dance through one of my favourite genres? It’s past time I chimed in with the rest of my suggestions for Annemieke’s fantasy and sci-fi reading challenge to help you find some great SF reads…
It’s been three months (where did they go? Have you seen them? Could you show them the way home?) since I last checked my Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi score card, so I think it’s past time I checked in to see how I’m doing at marking off my dances.
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?
Laconia rules the galaxy, harnessing the resources of thirteen hundred systems. The resistance has gone underground, isolated and limited to tactical actions. But the true enemy has unimaginable powers. United or divided, humanity may not stand a chance…
Laura needed someone to talk to, so she wrote Organon. She didn’t know what she’d created. She still doesn’t know what it’s capable of. But Organon will change the world… for better or for worse.
The future is digital. Death is temporary – if you can afford a new body (or ‘sleeve’) for your digitised back-up to be decanted into. So why did a rich, influential tycoon like Laurens Bancroft blow his own brains out? When Bancroft buys ex-special forces and eternal revolutionary Takeshi Kovacs out of jail to investigate, Bay City is in for a wilder ride than anyone bargained for…
Okay, we’re a couple of months into the year and I start a new job tomorrow (eek), so it seems like a good time to take stock, break out an image editing tool, and see how my dance card is looking for Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi!
No, I’m not procrastinating about anything in particular, why do you ask?
The Ness sisters survived Bosa Sennen, but it’s less easy to shake her legacy: her obsessions with quoins and Occupations, not to mention a Congregation of enemies convinced that any who sail aboard the Nightjammer must be her heirs…
Embers of War was one of my favourite reads of 2018. Now the Trouble Dog and her crew are back, and I’ve got a copy of Fleet of Knives to give away to celebrate – signed by author Gareth L Powell!
A tide-locked world of endless day and night. A young woman banished into the freezing dark to die. A slim chance to forge an unlikely alliance. As the planet of January slides into a climate apocalypse, is it possible to turn away from the past and embrace a new future?
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…
I signed up to Annemieke’s fantasy and sci-fi reading challenge, because I couldn’t resist a spot of book bingo to help me pick my next read. If you’ve been tempted to dig deeper into genre reads but didn’t know where to start, this might be the challenge for you!
It’s that time: announcing the 2019 nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
Cue: drum roll