The Colony, by RMGilmour
Lydia is a broken woman weighed down by grief and trauma, both mentally and physically. Then one day she starts hearing a voice in her head claiming to be a person called Jordan from another plane of existence. At first she dismisses it, but then it won’t go away and she feels strangely drawn to it, his presence making her feel whole again. After a while Jordan explains to Lydia that he can bring her to him, and before she knows it she’s on a strange world outside a walled city she can’t enter. Continue reading
The Last Day of Captain Lincoln
by Exo Books
Captain Lincoln is the retired commander of a highly advanced space ship slowly making its way towards a new planet. It’s a journey which will take generations, and the crew are custodians for the vessel and the advanced AI which runs it. Continue reading
The Mylean people have a problem; their planet is doomed due to a clash of galaxies. Fortunately, their most brilliant scientist, a being called Tanaka, has an audacious plan to save them. If they can’t move their population to a new world, then they’ll move the whole planet instead to a new star system.
Advance (Advanced Industries book 1) by K A Duggsy
Advance is pitched as a ‘dystopian romance’ novel, which is an interesting mashup of genres. I have to admit that while I’m fairly familiar with dark futures, romance is a genre I don’t usually dip into, outside the occasional Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock comedy. So, did it work? Read on to find out!
To Make a Perfect World by John Wormser
To Make a Perfect World is a political thriller set in the near future. The world is on the edge of political collapse; a radical Rabbi in Israel wants to destroy his neighbours in a pre-emptive strike, while in Germany the far-right and well-funded activist Eric Dain is gaining support for his xenophobic agenda. Something has to be done to stop the world dissolving into chaos. Continue reading
Blank: Mind the gap by Matt Eaton
One of the advantages of travelling for work is that there’s a lot of hanging about at airports and hotels, which is great for catching up on some reading. As a result, I managed to blast through the excellent Blank: Mind the Gap in one day. Continue reading
Zombies on the Rock is set in the near future where corporations have bailed out Canada’s bankrupt Government, and as a result have a free rein to do what they want. With a top secret pharmaceutical site just a short drive away from the small town of Corner Brook, what can possibly go wrong?