Genre: Science Fiction

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Lexicon by Max Barry

Lexicon by Max Barry

November 29, 2013 Reviews 3 ★★★★

This is one of the best science fiction books I've read this year - full of action and humans doing amazing things and plot twists. Lexicon is set in our world today, except that a catastrophic event has killed everyone in Broken Hill.

The book follows two protagonists - Wil, who has lost his memory and been kidnapped an enigmatic man who calls himself Tom Eliot, and Emily, who has been offered a chance at a different life at a weird school where all the teachers are named after poets and the subjects are advanced linguistics and neurochemistry. Through them...

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

November 21, 2013 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Beautiful, lyrical, and down-right heart-breaking, These Broken Stars grabs you and won’t let go. My advice: don’t pick it up as a quick read before bed-time. You, like me, will still be reading at 3am, uncaring that 9am Monday is fast approaching and you have to go to work.

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Giveaway: Pawn by Aimée Carter

Giveaway: Pawn by Aimée Carter

November 18, 2013 Giveaways 8

Good news everyone! (Futurama reference) The wonderful folk at HarlequinTeen Australia have offered up two copies of Pawn by Aimée Carter for an Australia wide giveaway! Pawn is the first book in The Blackcoat Rebellion series: Some pertinent information about the giveaway: You do NOT need to follow Speculating on SpecFic…

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Jump by Sean Williams

Jump by Sean Williams

November 8, 2013 Reviews 6

This is a superbly clever book. This is a riveting adventure of epic proportions. This is a disturbing future. This is Jump, the first book of Sean Williams’ Twinmaker series. Instant gratification. That’s the premise if this book. You can instantly transport yourself anywhere in the world. You can fabricate anything…

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Blog Tour: Jump by Sean Williams – Guest Post

Blog Tour: Jump by Sean Williams – Guest Post

November 1, 2013 Blog Tour 2

Hi guys! Today we have Australian author Sean Williams guest posting here as part of the blog tour for his newest release, Jump. Sean is the author of many awesome books, and one of my all-time literary heroes, so I don’t have the words to describe how incredible this moment is…

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Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa

Playing Tyler by T. L. Costa

October 24, 2013 Reviews 0

Playing Tyler is T. L. Costa’s début novel, a unique, humourous and daring story about two genius teenages navigating the dark secrets behind a new flight simulator. The characters and deep issues examined in the book took me by surprise, but the slow plotting in the first half left me…

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Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald

Be My Enemy by Ian McDonald

October 10, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Taking up soon after Planesrunner, Be My Enemy follows Everett Singh as he jumps across parallel universes to rescue his father, with the help of the crew of the airship Everness. I really enjoyed this novel and feel it’s even better than the first in terms of action and world-building….

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The Last Girl by Michael Adams

The Last Girl by Michael Adams

October 8, 2013 Reviews 2 ★★★★

Wow. Everyone needs to run out and grab a copy of this epic book as soon as possible! Raid your libraries, your local bookstores, and if need be, online bookstores (Fishpond has international shipping). The Last Girl is primarily concerned with an apocalyptic event: the Snap, which allows everyone to read…

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Thirteen by James Phelan

Thirteen by James Phelan

September 18, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★

Thirteen is the first in what is going to be a thirteen-book series by James Phelan, that follows a group of teens who hold the future of the world in their hands. They’re called Dreamers – because they can prophesy the end of the world through their dreams. Thirteen is…

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