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Older Book ReviewsThese are the reviews of older fantasy and science fiction books, including some popular works and some by authors who are not so well known. They are as spoiler-free as possible so you can still enjoy reading the book.
An exploration of how the move to industrialised farming has affected animal welfare, human health, and the environment. Taking a global perspective, this book pulls no punches in its critique of intensive factory farming.
5th April 2016
Beth Ryder has hidden powers that mark her out for a different life, but she is about to find out how different when she embarks on a fantastic and dangerous journey. The second novel in the Emanations series.
11th October 2015
New parents from opposing sides of a conflict hide out in a lighthouse, but their pursuers are on their trail. A graphic novel.
2nd June 2014
We are in the middle of a mass extinction event, caused by the actions of mankind. This book tells the story so far, and examines how we are changing the biosphere.
12th May 2014
A witch invades New York with a plan to take over, and she wants illegal magic users to join her against humanity. The third novel in the Shadow Ops series.
19th February 2017
A young woman living in a repressive society struggles to conceal her forbidden magic. The second novel in the Mine series.
19th October 2015
A boy gets the chance to go to magic school, but he would rather do anything else. The first in the Magisterium series.
26th August 2015
A young woman with the power to change her appearance is tasked with saving her kind from extinction. Unfortunately, people like her are more hunted than she knows.
23rd March 2015
If humanity suffered an apocalypse, what would it take to rebuild civilisation from its ashes?
4th July 2014
The trickster god of Asgard offers his version of events.
31st March 2014
Harry Dresden leads a group of rookies on a top secret mission. A graphic novel in The Dresden Files series.
26th October 2014
An angel descends into Hell to retrieve his demonic girlfriend, to find that the torment and monsters are only part of his problems. The second Bobby Dollar novel.
26th May 2017
This book explores the science of sleep and offers tips on becoming a super sleeper.
31st January 2016
Baxter is trying to lead a normal life as a high school racketeer when his girlfriend goes missing, and he has to hire a supernatural bounty hunter to retrieve her. The first in the Apocalypse Now Now series.
27th October 2015
Cathy wants to change a magical society that has not altered for centuries, but she discovers that even those at the top are little more than puppets. The third volume in the Split Worlds series.
19th May 2014
Helen is beautiful, but what good are perfect looks if people use them to keep her powerless? The sequel to Ironskin.
29th October 2013
Cathy feels trapped by marriage, whilst her friend Sam feels unable to save his own. The second book in the Split Worlds series.
23rd October 2013
There's something quite classic about this collection of mostly science fiction stories. These short tales deal with aliens, bizarre futures and peculiar societies.
3rd April 2013
A young woman rebels against her family whilst trying to resist the will of the fae lord. The first novel in the Split Worlds series.
4th February 2013
Annalee Newitz takes a close look at mass extinctions, and how humans might be able to survive the next apocalypse.
28th March 2018