Vector 2014 Recommendations

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A short write-up of a few assorted 2014 favourites, originally intended for publication in Vector. It’s not appearing there, so it’s here instead. Fancy that!

Review: Martian Sands & The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

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Two novels, with little obviously in common, from a highly prolific author – but common strands of storytelling can still be discerned.

Review: Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell

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Although highly uneven and flawed, Campbell’s rastafarian SF novel is a ferocious and dark-humoured critique of human fallibility and rapacious colonialism.

Review: Jesus and the Eightfold Path (Lavie Tidhar), The Joy of Technology (Roy Gray), Paintwork (Tim Maughan)

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A review covering three books from three up-and-coming authors (on in Tidhar’s case, fairly well established). Originally published in Vector.

Gary McMahon – The Concrete Grove review

As I sit down to write this review in mid-August, 2011, the riots that have erupted across Britain over the past week have begun to subside, the energies that drove them dissipating in the face of a coherent police response and that most British of demotivators, the weather. But the anger, social exclusion, vanishing economic […]