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Tag: james smythe

Science Fiction

The Edge

The Edge is the third book in the Anomaly Quartet by James Smythe and while I have tried to write this review without spoilers, it may inadvertently include some for the previous books. You should read them! TW: domestic abuse and suicide Ali is part…

5 Star, Science Fiction

I Still Dream

Laura needed someone to talk to after her father disappeared, so she made Organon. It’s more than just software to her, it’s her friend and therapist. The year is 1997 and AI has a long way to go, but someone sees promise in her work,…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Dark Made Dawn

Dark Made Dawn is the concluding book in the Australia trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. The star of a less than truthful book about the girl who fell to earth, Chan is now working for the police alongside…

Science Fiction

Long Dark Dusk

Long Dark Dusk is the second book in the Australia trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book, Way Down Dark. Having escaped Australia and survived the crash on Earth, Chan has never been more alone. She has lost the people…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Way Down Dark

Stay out of trouble. Be selfish. Don’t die. Seventeen year old Chan has only ever known life on board the Australia. A ship that left earth many generations ago in search of a new home. But they never found one. Life in the ship is…

Science Fiction

The Echo

The Echo is the sequel to The Explorer and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. It’s been twenty years since the disappearance of the Ishiguro. A new mission has set out to conduct research on the anomaly, where the Ishiguro was…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Machine

PURGE, COMMIT, REPLENISH. Beth is taking delivery of a Machine. A Machine that holds the key to getting her husband back. When he returned from the war a changed man, the new technology promised to take away his memories, take away the horrors that woke…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Explorer

My crew died in bits and bobs, dribs and drabs, up here, with me. Cormac Easton is a journalist. A journalist left on a space-ship where his crew has died; all alone, contemplating the end. What happened isn’t really the question, they died in mundane…


Q+A with James Smythe

James Smythe is author of the fabulous The Testimony, the review of which you can read here. He kindly agreed to answer some of my questions… In the tradition of Twitter, describe yourself in 140 characters or less. I’m a writer of books. I’ve had…