Category: Sci-fi

‘Eden Chip’ by Scott Cramer

Eden Chip With programmable chips implanted into every human brain, there should be no reason why anyone has to be sad, worried, angry or distressed. But not everyone wants to have their emotions controlled, and eighteen-year-old Raissa sets out change things, ending the power wielded by the mysterious Petrov and his regime. But can she…

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‘Escape from Samsara’ by Nicky Blue

Escape from Samsara When Barry (a time-travelling ninja and part-time gardener), sets off on an epic adventure in a bid to unleash his inner ninja and find his missing father, he enters a surreal world where anything can and does happen. With a cast of characters including a talking hedge, a metal-head mother and ghostly…

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‘The Midwich Cuckoos’ by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos When the inhabitants of a sleepy English village mysteriously fall asleep, the authorities take charge, trying to discover how and why it happened. But aside from a few mishaps, no-one appears to have suffered any ill-effects and the incident takes on the significance of an urban myth. However, nine months later, all…

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‘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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