Top Five Saturday: Set in Space

Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously, the focus has included witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. This week, the Top Five is "Set in Space". This is the problem and the pleasure of… Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Set in Space

The Long War, Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett

I do not like wars. If you cast your eyes over my posts, I think the only war related entries you'll find are books I've had to teach: Strange Meeting by Susan Hill. I groan audibly when the kids try to put on war films. Much to their annoyance! So The Long War... I was… Continue reading The Long War, Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett

The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Miniature review due to absence of Internet and wifi. In fact, only now possible because phone can - sometimes - get some reception... I can imagine the genesis of this novel. It seems to have started as an idea, a concept. A damned good idea but very much an idea rather than a novel. I… Continue reading The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter