Category: Sci-fi

‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Audiobook) One of the earliest works of science fiction, Jules Verne creates a fantastical subterranean world in this classic adventure. Along with his nephew Axel and Danish eiderdown hunter, Hans, eccentric Professor Lidenbrock, charts a course to the planet’s core, with only the occasional clue left by…

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‘The Invisible Man’ by HG Wells

The Invisible Man (Audiobook) An impetuous scientist manages to make himself invisible by interfering with his body’s refractive index. However, on discovering the impossibility of reversing the process, he begins to consider how this new characteristic might have unexpected benefits. Turning to crime, he becomes obsessed with making the most of his invisibility and gradually…

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‘A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs and Other Stories’ by Andrew Kozma

A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs and Other Stories This is a collection of speculative fiction exploring unfamiliar landscapes and strange characters. The title story (A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs), is, in my opinion, the best of these and shows off the author’s clever use of language as well as…

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‘Confronting the Hostile’ by Joy Mutter

Confronting the Hostile Retired Irish cop John and young DCI Damon become the unlucky recipients of Joe and Tile X – two deadly bathroom tiles whose hideous demands on the unfortunate men seem unstoppable. Forced to hand over the names of individuals for the deadly tiles to slaughter (in a variety of interesting ways), the…

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The Furies’ Bog by Deborah Jackson

The Furies’ Bog (The Silent Gene Book 1) Unearthing bog bodies is not an experience archaeology student Felicity enjoys, but lacking fieldwork practice, she has no choice. Then, when she discovers a corpse that could change the theory of human evolution, things start to get dangerous. Meanwhile on Mars, astronaut Lucas has plenty to occupy…

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‘The Enemy Within’ by Scott Burn

The Enemy Within Teenage outsider Max can’t deal with the chaos going on inside his own head, but after a failed suicide attempt he finds himself in an institution. Realising his ‘visions’ aren’t necessarily signs of insanity, he learns he’s not the only one who can see them. When three young people with similar abilities…

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‘Chopin’s Ghost’ by Cary Marc Grossman

Chopin’s Ghost Legendary pianist Fryderyk Chopin haunts would-be rock star Robin Hanley, painting the boy’s dreams with confusing thoughts and images. As Robin grows, his musical talent grows with him, but as he becomes a successful musician, he finds the continuing visions increasingly troublesome. Faced with an unusual talent for changing the weather and the…

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‘Screams in the Woods’ by Michael R Martin

Screams in the Woods Private detective Christine Lynch finds herself immersed in history when she takes on the case of two missing men. Beginning her investigation into a 19th-century mine explosion, she must discover what links the disaster with the men’s disappearance. However, she soon realises that unearthing the truth could put her own life…

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