Hello there folks, if you recall, last year I auctioned the one and only signed and personally dedicated proof copy of Necrophenia to raise money for the Stroke Association. A goodly sum was raised too. So, I have now in my possession the first ever proof copy of Retromancer.
I want one! I want one! I want one! Yes its that time of year when the christmas catalogues are stacking up and all the corners have been turned down, the circles of flourecent marker dominate whole sections and a big sigh of oh no!
Space is often a difficult place to live in, and here in the 25th century the British Space Empire dont do difficult.
The Captain has a new chance to take the John Pym Spaceship on a mission, They don't really want him back, he is trouble no matter how much distance is between them!
With the Captain on board is his faithful friend Suruk the Slayer, the reason Smith keeps coming back.
A sky high detective adventure with Airships.
When you pick up this book the cover is a glorious thing, it glitters and wants you to read it.
How many Airships have you seen around, let alone walked through the airship hangar where they are made. Expand your average transportation ideas and wonder if this would have been a different, happier evolution with robotic airship pilots flying over london.
With a fantastic description of old london, smog and a big dollop of reality the settings in the book are descriptive enough to put you there.
It is a detective novel.
This is an entertaining murder/mayhem action book, the strength of which was in the scientific research that had gone into it. The hopeless romantic Doctor Bacci creates a drug which can stimulate true love by tampering with the face recognition DNA and other areas of the brain. The science is very good, viral vectors are used to transmit the new DNA and it explains how the new DNA gets past the brain's 'firewall'. All very interesting stuff. What the Doctor doesn't realise is that true love can control people and the opportunities for abuse are endless.
I find I need to get in a particular mood to read a Charlie Stross novel. This suits me fine, since once I'm in such a mood there are few other authors I find satisfy it. I generally find myself in such a mood about once a year, which means Charlie is writing them slightly faster than I'm reading them.