Tim Powers: Forced Perspectives — review

This new Tim Powers, a sequel to 2018’s Alternate Routes, couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. We’re back in L.A., but no longer fleeing from the ghosts of the highway. Instead, we’re dealing with heiroglyphs and a supernatural cult that wants to raise a god – and needs Vickery and Castine (who have … Continue reading Tim Powers: Forced Perspectives — review

Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

I must have downloaded this a while ago, when it was on a 99p deal, and like a lot of such downloads it sat on my Kindle waiting for me to notice it. After my recent disappointment with a book I paid full price for (😶) I started reading with low expectations. But of course, … Continue reading Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Alternate Routes by Tim Powers and Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers – two reviews

Alternate Routes by Tim Powers Tim Powers has been writing about the ghosts of Los Angeles since his 1990s Fault Lines series, which started with Last Call in 1992, and finished with Earthquake Weather in 1997. Back then, people were huffing ghosts like drugs, absorbing them, being possessed by them.  With his LA-set novels, Powers … Continue reading Alternate Routes by Tim Powers and Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers – two reviews