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    Book Review | Artemis by Andy Weir

    I was a bit afraid before starting Artemis if I’m totally honest. The Martian is one of my all time favourite books and I was worried that my love for that book would spoil this one. In that I would get so hyped I would be disappointed when the time came around to actually reading it because it didn’t live up to my expectations. This is a legitimate problem I have faced a number of times in the past, fortunately in this case it didn’t happen. THE PLOT I think the best way to describe Artemis is it’s a heist story. Artemis is an established base on the Moon. Our main…

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    Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald

    Luna: Wolf Moon is the second book in the science fiction series by Ian McDonald. These books are set on the Moon, in a future where it is controlled by five warring corporate families. If you enjoy hard science fiction books this is a must read. LUNA: WOLF MOON SUMMARY The Luna series is set in a futuristic version of our own world where Dragons; powerful dynastic corporate families have set up on the Moon, mining and producing chemicals and equipment which is sent back to Earth. The story starts out in Luna: New Moon which introduces us to the Corta family and their helium mining industry Corta Helio. The…

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    Book Review | Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

    Paper and Fire is second book in The Great Library series by Rachel Caine. The series starting out with Ink and Bone. It is set in an alternate world where books are banned. This book has a really Harry Potter feel. With the main character, Jess, leaving home to join the mysterious library. If you love books about books, Paper and Fire is a must read. PAPER AND FIRE SUMMARY With an iron fist, the Great Library ruthlessly controls the knowledge of the world, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the…

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    Book Review | Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

    Ink and Bone is the first part of The Great Library series by Rachel Caine, which is continued in Paper and Fire. Ink and Bone is set in an alternate history. The main character Jess, leaves home to join the mysterious library. This series has a Harry Potter feel to it, so its a must read if you’re looking for another Potter fix. INK AND BONE SUMMARY Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books…

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    Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

    Too Like The Lightning is a new epic science fiction series written by Ada Palmer. And is the first part of the Terra Ignota series which is continued in Seven Surrenders.  This is a challenging book to read but the payout it gives is worthwhile. SUMMARY Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer–a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished…