Posts tagged Chris Beckett
Boney's Review of 2017

2017 is almost done, but it hasn't been all bad, right?  In this post, I look back at the things I've loved and discovered in 2017.  I look at Books, Films and Podcasts as these are the things that have taken up most of my free time.  Hope you like it.

Read More
America City by Chris Beckett

America City, Chris Beckett's first novel since leaving Eden, is a fantastic look at how the information we receive affects our decisions.  We believe we are smart enough to know what is going on, but are we?  In a wonderfully complex work of speculative fiction, Beckett's ambitious America City crafts a world as deep as Eden and yet as relatable as now.

Read More
Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett

One of the great things about being a book addict is the joy of stumbling across something total new.  A decade or more a ago, an ill advised membership to the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club (do book clubs even exist any more?) brought with it a book of the month called The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.  Not being one for "fantasy", I intended to send it back, but general lethargy stopped me.  This turned out to be a good thing as the world of Locke and Jean is an amazing place to spend time in.  Likewise, about a year ago, a random Amazon recommendation offered up Dark Eden by Chris Beckett.

Read More
Woollybucks, Starflowers and Leopards... Oh, My!

Very rarely do you buy a novel on a whim and find yourself truly captivated by every line.  A couple years ago, in the days of constant travelling, I felt the need to escape my rather bland world of the inside of airliners flying to yet another bland customer office.  I can’t remember what lead me to find Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden, possibly a review in the Books section of the every trusty The Week, but whatever it was, it was one of those choices that you are always happy you made.

Read More