A slightly unhinged letter to Bethesda, regarding Fallout 4

Here are some random thoughts, theories, desires and wishes relating to Fallout 4, in no particular order. OK, we get a dog right? The video shows a dog. If I don’t actually get a dog in game I will be sad. Do we actually get to visit that house in the announcement video? It looks like it had some loot in it. I like loot. OK, so, like, that flying ship. Do we get to... Read more

FALLOUT 4! War, War never changes.

So, it’s time. No more hoaxing, no more lying, just this video. Fallout 4 has been officially announced for next gen consoles and PC. We’ve been waiting for this for what seems like forever (7 years since Fallout 3, about 4 or 5 since New Vegas), and now we have actual confirmation from Bethesda. My rule of ‘Don’t trust ANYTHING til you see it on Bethesda’s official sites’ paid off. Now, we know very little... Read more

Book review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Title: The Walled City Author: Ryan Graudin Publisher: Little, Brown Genre: YA Release Date: November4, 2014 I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run. Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords... Read more

Book review: Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach

Title: Heaven’s Queen Author: Rachel Bach Publisher: Orbit Genre: SF Available now Blurb: From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’ life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that’s eating her alive. Now, with the captain missing and everyone — even her own government — determined to hunt her down, things are going from bad to impossible. The... Read more

Book thoughts: The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick

The Shadow Master Author: Craig Cormick Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Available now Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: Description In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation. And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy... Read more

Book review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

Child of a Hidden Sea Author: A.M. Dellamonica Genre: SF/F Publisher: Tor Available now Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of an unfamiliar world. Glowing moths fall to the waves around her, and the sleek... Read more

Why you should be listening to Miracle of Sound

Miracle of Sound is the brainchild of Gavin Dunne. Dunne writes songs about games. It sounds simple, and maybe a bit silly, but Gavin Dunne has the enviable ability to capture the emotional feel of a video game in his music while never outright borrowing the games music. And yes, this counts as apocalyptic, because Miracle of Sound has done music for some of the best post-apocalyptic video games that there are. This includes The... Read more

Review: The Girl with All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

Everyone and their mother is reading The Girl With All The Gifts, and that is how it should be. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh. Melanie is a very special... Read more

Interview with Joseph D’Lacey

A little while ago, I reviewed the books Black Feathers and The Book of the Crowman. They were excellent books, and the author, Joseph D’Lacey, was kind enough to take time out of his schedule and answer some questions for us. Yay! 1. The Black Feathers Duology is quite unique in its premise and themes. How did you develop it? I’m fortunate in that ideas seem to happen to me regularly and naturally without me... Read more

Book review: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

The Mirror Empire Author: Kameron Hurley Series: Worldbreaker Saga (book 1) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Release date: September 2, 2014 (North America); September 4, 2014 (UK) Note: This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself. In... Read more

Book review: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day Author: Kat Ross Genre: YA SF Publisher: Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot Release Date: July 1, 2014 (North America and digital); Jul 3, 2014 (UK) Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She’s smart and deadly and knows three things with absolute certainty. She knows that when the world flooded and civilization... Read more

Book review: The Buried Life by Carrie Patel

The Buried Life Author: Carrie Patel Genre: Dystopian, SF Publisher: Angry Robot Release Date: July 29, 2014 (North America), August 7, 2014 (UK) Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder of a renowned historian, she finds herself stonewalled by the all-powerful Directorate of Preservation – Ricoletta’s top-secret historical research facility.... Read more