Book Description: Jo’burg city is shimmering with a bitterbright tension, the perfect playground for a scarred, creative – and extremely efficient – assassin. Kirsten is a roaming, restless synaesthete: an awarded photographer with bad habits and a fertility problem. Her … Continue reading
blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review. America’s worst nightmare has come true: a “cyberPearl Harbor” attack by unknown terrorists has crippled the nation’s power grid and brought the land of the free to its knees. As widespread … Continue reading
John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize the odds of their next child contracting the same disease are high.
Then they hear about geneticist Dr Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease.
At his clinic is where their nightmare begins.
In 1989 a KGB interrogator thought he discovered a message embedded in a victim’s migraine headache. In 2012 Alexi Tambov is snatching people off the streets of New York City, still trying to solve the riddle of the message. When Gary and Chantal are mugged coming out of a support group meeting, they brush it off as “life in the city”. When the second mugging turns into a full-fledged kidnapping they are dragged into Alexi’s web. In a desperate effort to protect Chantal, Gary decides he has to solve the puzzle before Septon Research. Piecing together the clues, he realizes to solve the message he has to combine the auras. His long-term bond with Russian mobster Ivan Petrovski results in help coming from unlikely sources. Chantal and the team will join Gary on this action/adventure quest that leads them in a running battle across North America, before coming to a shocking end in the canyons of Arizona. Who will get there first? Who will believe what they find? Continue reading
Behold a Dark Mirror by Theophilus Axxe
Paperback, 330 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Zum Ze Publishing (first published December 10th 2012)
ISBN 0988720515 (ISBN13: 9780988720510)
edition language; English
Genre: Science Fiction and fantasy
The setting that Theophilus Axxe has created is wonderful with some great explanations and descriptions, the book is set in the future although the exact year is known. Teleportation has been invented and inhabitants can now teleport between places and even between different planets. Could this be a future of Earth?
Jenus is one of the main characters, and also my favourite one, leads a quiet life as a successful chemist until he makes a bad gambling decision and then it gets turned upside down. Continue reading
The Ship Breaker (The Ship Breaker #1) – Paolo Bacigalupi http://windupstories.com/
n this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
This dystopian, science fiction novel was something different from those novels I normally read, I was not sure exactly what to expect when I chose it so I don´t really have much to compare it with. It is the first book I have read by this author. Paolo Bacigalpui has won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for this book, and he has also won other awards for some of his other novels.
The whole book makes you really think about global warming, oil, the environment and if this may or not actually happen in the future. Continue reading