Monthly Archives: April 2011

Consider Phlebas – Ian M. Banks

Once a month or so I’ll try to review a book from the annals of the genres.  This time I decided to give Ian M. Banks a shot with his first Culture novel Consider Phlebas.  I decided on this particular novel because Orbit, in their infinite wisdom (ok, so I like Orbit) was offering it… Read more »

The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi

If The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes had a baby with The Lies of Locke Lamora and then gave it up for adoption to Neuromancer you would have a pretty good simulacrum for The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi. The book is at its heart a whodunit, or more specifically which whodunit. After finishing the book… Read more »

Leviathan Wakes – James S.A. Corey

First of all, I need to give some kudos to Orbit Publishing. I was first exposed to Orbit a few years ago when they released the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks in its entirety over a few months. This strategy provided Weeks with a strong shelf presence and offered reader’s an assurance of a… Read more »