Lazarus Volume 2: Lift

Time for a round up of all the graphic novels I’ve read since Ablogalypse went on hiatus. In my review of Lazarus Volume 1 I noted that it was a fairly conventional, if enjoyable, dystopian action comic and I boasted that I thought I had the plot of the rest of the story figured out…

Paul McAuley: Fairyland

Fairyland, the Arthur C Clarke award winning novel from Paul McAuley, is most definitely not what I expected it to be. I came across it during a little Amazon splurge a while back whilst looking for decent Cyberpunk novels, and the allusions in the plot synopsis to a virus-designing protagonist and his clashes with greedy…

Laline Paull: The Bees

  Imagine a totalitarian society where your status and quality of life is determined at birth, where the weak and deformed are slaughtered for the greater good, ruled by an all-powerful Queen and her zealous minions who demand total adherence to the brutal state religion and reduce the helpless masses to lives of conformity through…