Blight of Exiles is book one in the Helix series. The action packed narrative will keep you reading for hours and have you picking up book 2 as soon as you’ve finished book 1.
Category: Science Fiction
Books that fall into the science fiction genre.
Rob Boffard is a South African author who splits his time between London, Vancouver and Johannesburg. He is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications such as The Guardian, Wired and io9. Tracer is his first novel.
Admittedly, this book was on my shelf, unread, for far too long. Now that I’ve read it, I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. If I had, I’d have already read books two and three in the series—in one sitting, if I could clear my schedule.
I’ve never been a fan of books written in first person present tense. I had yet to find a book that did it well enough for me to enjoy reading it. It’s not that I have anything against first person books or books written in present tense, but I find when they’re combined it’s difficult to get across the details and emotions necessary for moving the plot forward without breaking first person.
Collin Piprell is a Canadian writer, a former journalist and editor, resident in Thailand. He has also lived in England, where he did graduate work as a Canada Council Doctoral Fellow in politics and...
If you’re looking for a typical guns-in-space kind of science fiction novel, you’re in the wrong place. If, however, you’re looking for a science fiction exploration into the human condition during a time in which humans are becoming extinct, you are in for a mind-blowing treat.
I’ll admit it: military sci-fi is not my favourite SF sub-genre. However, this book came highly recommended to me by a local independent bookstore owner. The author is another BC local, so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give military sci-fi another chance.