Book reviews




Review: Need to Know, by Karen Cleveland

The central plot idea for this book is terrific. I won’t be giving much away as this appears in the first few pages. A CIA analyst specialising in tracking down Russian sleeper agents in the…





Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman

Imagine a world in which one gender has all the power, controlling the economy, society, politics, and so on. A world in which members of one gender can exploit and abuse members of the other…


Review: Artemis, by Andy Weir

Andy Weir’s first book, The Martian, was nearly perfect. As I read it, I remember thinking: This is why I used to love reading science fiction. The film version starring Matt Damon, while passable, didn’t…