Category: Review

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I promised I would be back with an update in the new year, so here I am. I’m proud to announce that my new website – clarediston.com – is now live, so if you want to keep following …

41. ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus is Harari’s follow-up to Sapiens. While that book charted the evolution of humanity, from the earliest days of Homo Sapiens up to the present, this one takes a look at the future, and where our ideas and our …

40. ‘Seven Deadly Swords’ by Peter Sutton

Peter Sutton’s latest novel, Seven Deadly Swords, is a tale that spans centuries – from the Crusades to the modern day – and entangles its characters in war, religion and strange magic. If you’re looking for your next fantasy …

39. ‘Space Opera’ by Catherynne M. Valente

This book is absolutely nuts. That’s not an original opinion – it was written to be that way – and it’s a good thing! I dove into Space Opera when I was in the height of a personal crisis, …

37. ‘Gateway’ by Frederik Pohl

Gateway drew me in with its solid sci-fi grounding: space exploration, alien technology and characters living on the verge of earth-shattering discoveries. Unfortunately, it was published in 1976, so it really is the epitome of ‘great sci-fi, shame …