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Crash by Guy Haley
Crash by Guy Haley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"Why do you read fiction?" When I turned the barrel of this question to myself, my immediate answer was: "to be entertained". In fiction, entertainment is what I'm looking for and the overall experience is what I value the most. To qoute Jojen Reeds from Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire: "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." So, when I turned the first page of Crash, I was looking to put another notch on the hilt of that sword.

Crash opens with a prologue that immediately hooks the reader:

"At first, Dariusz Szczeciski was dead, then he was not.
Machines hurried him to life more quickly than they should… Read more
Weird Space: The Devil's Nebula by Eric Brown
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The blend of science-fiction and horror/the unknown/the weird is one of my favourite subgenres in fiction books. Even in cinema, give me a movie like Ridley Scott's Alien or John Carpenter's The Thing and I would be glued to the screen. That's why I had been looking forward to Eric Brown's The Devil's Nebula. Not only because I love Eric Brown's work in general but also because The Devil's Nebula is the first book of a new series called Weird Space. This whole package offered a great promise.

The Devil's Nebula's setting is not revolutionary. You're definitely not going to need an advanced physics degree to grasp the concepts that Brown put in place. Two main parallel story… Read more
ORCS: Forged for War by Stan Nicholls
ORCS: Forged for War by Stan Nicholls
When I caught a glimpse of Stan Nicholls & Joe Flood's Orcs: Forged for War, I knew I had to read it. I really liked its cover art. With its blood-red background and the lone orc warrior with a bloody longsword, it is a good indicator of what's inside.

The book's setting is Nicholls' Maras-Dantia where various races co-exist, but not so happily. It is evident that there's a lot of inter-racial tension and this not only between humans and the Elder Races but also among the Elder Races. Orcs are just one of those Elder Races and they make up for their lack of magical powers with their ferocity and skill on the battle field. They are a race full of surprises and contradictions as… Read more

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