All posts tagged: Science Fiction

In The Dark Spaces by Cally Black

IN THE DARK SPACES Author: Cally Black Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Format: Paperback Genre: YA | Science Fiction BACK COVER BLURB A genre-smashing kidnapping drama about Tamara, who’s faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her captors. Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a freighter in deep space, and her kidnappers are terrifying Crow people – the only aliens humanity has ever encountered. No-one has ever survived a Crow people attack, until now—and Tamara must use everything she has just to stay alive. But survival always comes at a price, and there’s no handbook for this hostage crisis. As Tamara comes to know the Crow people’s way of life, and the threats they face from humanity’s exploration into deep space, she realises she has an impossible choice to make. Should she stay as the only human among the Crows, knowing she’ll never see her family again … or inevitably betray her new community if she wants to escape? 0

Hive Monkey by Gareth L. Powell

HIVE MONKEY Author: Gareth L. Powell Publisher: Solaris Books, 2013 Format: Paperback Genre: Science Fiction BACK COVER BLURB In order to hide from his unwanted fame as the spitfire-pilot-monkey who emerged from a computer game to defeat the nefarious corporation that engineered him, the charismatic and dangerous Ack-Ack Macaque is working as a pilot on a world-circling nuclear-powered Zeppelin. But when the cabin of one of his passengers is invaded by the passenger’s own dying doppelganger, our hirsute hero finds himself thrust into another race to save the world – this time from an aggressive hive mind, time-hopping saboteurs, and an army of homicidal Neanderthal assassins! 0

Glory Main by Henry V. O’Neil

GLORY MAIN Author: Henry V. O’Neil Publisher: Harper Voyager Format: Mass Market Paperback Genre: Military SF BACK COVER BLURB For decades, mankind has been locked in a war with an alien enemy that resembles the human race so closely they are known as the Sims. Both sides battle for control of habitable planets across the galaxies—often at any cost. Lieutenant Jander Mortas is fresh out of officer training and new to the war zone but eager to prove himself. There’s just one problem: disaster strikes while he’s traveling to his first assignment. He wakes to find himself marooned on a planet that appears deserted, with the only other survivors: a psychoanalyst, a conscientious objector, and a bitter veteran of a brutal slave-scout detachment. As the group struggles to reach safety on a nearby base, Glory Main, they discover a Sim colony—which could mean their salvation, or their demise. Thrown together, they must fight the harsh elements, an ever-present enemy, and possibly each other. 0

Flight of the Fantail by Steph Matuku

FLIGHT OF THE FANTAIL Author: Step Matuku Publisher: Huia (NZ) Format: eBook, 314 pages Genre: YA | Horror | SF Back Cover Blurb A bus full of high school students crashes in remote bush. Only a few of the teenagers survive; they find their phones don’t work, there’s no food, and they’ve only got their wits to keep them alive. There’s also something strange happening here. Why are the teenagers having nosebleeds and behaving erratically, and why is the rescue effort slow to arrive? To make it out, they have to discover what’s really going on and who is behind it all. Why are the teenagers having nosebleeds and behaving erratically, and why is the rescue effort slow to arrive? To make it out, they have to discover what’s really going on and who is behind it all. 0

Babylon 5: Accusations by Lois Tilton

Babylon 5: Accusations Author: Lois Tilton Publisher: Boxtree Format: Mass Market Paperback Genre: Science Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Friends Like These — He came to Babylon 5 from out of Commander Susan Ivanova’s past. His cryptic, urgent message asked for an immediate meeting, but when Ivanova arrived to meet her old friend, Ortega was dead-murdered — and the word from Mars Colony was that the man had been a terrorist. Accusations — Dealing with an outbreak of hijacked shipments of morbidium ingots, Ivanova is caught by surprise when EA investigators accuse her of being in league with Ortega, then strip her of her command and threaten Security Chief Garibaldi as well. Now the once and future Babylon 5 loyalists must unravel a mystery of corruption and murder. Fail, and the price will be their careers, or their lives … 0