In Inferior, Angela Saini looks at the bias at work in science, specifically when it comes to studies in sex difference. From Darwin’s frankly appalling (but of his time) attitude to women to modern day studies, Saini looks at their evidence and takes apart theories…
After the Fire
Seventeen year old Moonbeam has spent most of her life in the compound of the Lord’s Legion, until the government come to take her away, the very people she has been taught are servants of the serpent. Now in the clutches of the enemy, Moonbeam…
A Canticle for Leibowitz
I first heard about A Canticle for Leibowitz at a blogger event for The Fire Sermon. I had picked up on the influences from Wyndham but not Miller, so now I know how much this work shaped Francesca Haig’s trilogy. Listen, are we helpless? Are…
Into the Drowning Deep
Into the Drowning Deep reminded me in many ways of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, but instead of dinosaurs, there are killer mermaids. It’s set in the very near future, enough to allow for some slight technological advances and a bit more damage to the environment….
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Monty can’t wait to leave on his Grand Tour with his best friend Percy, his last year before he must settle down and be the son his abusive father wants him to be. He should deliver his sister Felicity to her finishing school and see…
Rebel of the Sands
Rebel of the Sands is a Arabian inspired fantasy with a western genre elements, especially at the start. Amani is a sharp-shooter and dresses as a boy in order to enter a shooting competition in the local saloon. There’s horse wrangling and train fights and…
Ingrid writes letters to her husband, hiding them in his books instead of sending them. After finishing her final letter, she disappears leaving her two daughters behind. Everyone assumed she drowned, but Flora has never given up hope that her mother is still out there….
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