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Review of 'The Entropy of Loss' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

The novella is about loss that exists in the nucleus of love. A brilliantly written tale that uses hard sci-fi as a turf to walk the reader through myriad of scientific concepts and human emotions.

From a small press that is bereft of the shackles that weigh down many a big business publisher, the chapters takes the reader through a wild ride, alternating between hard science and heart squeezing drama.

The recent discovery of information escaping a blackhole is used in a what-if(the best thing about science fiction) conversation wherein the information, instead of energy is thought to form the basic pillar of the existence.

the walls were bleached an inflamed bronze as a last echo of dying light, fat with promises that couldn’t be held together.

Without any spoilers, Stewart Hotston's The Entropy of Loss is a first contact story that, under the auspiciousness of good prose, narrates the …

Review of 'Against All Gods' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I don't have many pet peeves when it comes to reading SFF. The books I tend to devour often fall in the middle-ground between completely described (Sanderson like) and batshit-throw-you-in-the-middle 'GOTM'(Malazan being an exception!). Jack Vance, N.K Jemisin(just go ahead and buy her books), Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards, Brother Red by Adrian Selby are some works I've immensely enjoyed. This is exactly where Miles(Christian) Cameron's work fits in, almost every book of his.(Go buy every book of the Traitor Son and the Chivalry series, I urge you).

Throw in some 'all-powerful yet loathsome' gods, sprinkle in interesting humans, a dash of godborn (powerful yet humans), a splatter of godkings, set the story in an interesting secondary world yet filled with recognizable political machinations, you get the blockbuster called 'Against All Gods'.

The old gods have been replaced by the new pantheon, who had created humans to play the role of …

The God is Not Willing (Hardcover, 2021, Tor Books) 5 stars

Review of 'The God is Not Willing' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

A lean, mean, hard hitting start to what looks like an amazing trilogy from the master of fantasy, and well....... writing.
A coming of age story? Yes
A beautiful social commentary? Yes.
A hard hitting epic fantasy? Yes.
Does it have memorable characters? Yes.

If you love stories and writing that would live with you ages after you've finished reading the book, delve into this finest from the master of fantasy.

"Imagine a First Contact without contact, and an alien arrival where no aliens show up. …

Review of 'Rejoice, a knife to the heart' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

First contact of a different kind

A story that turns first contact around its neck, a writing that reads like a progeny of thought experiment and inner exploration. SFF writers are to imagine, imagine big and wide, imagine a game of existence with new rules, and Steven Erikson continues to amaze me on this.