I had the honour of interviewing RJ Barker for SFFWorld a couple of weeks ago. He’s a fab person and his energy comes through in his work.
Subjectively Age of Assassins fell short for me, in one majorly minor way having lived all my life in the shadow of someone who is disabled. Much in the same way FTL gets in the way of other peoples read, my little grumble would cast shade over what is a fast fun read for the majority.
It does address the call for diverse books, perhaps not in the way some intend. Reading between the lines I suspect more will be addressed as the series progresses. Patience, as the say is a virtue and I look forward to seeing where RJ takes the reader next.
The whole of my interview with RJ Barker is over on SFFWORLD for you to read.
There was so much about this book that worked for me, not only the way Nik Korpon dealt with his world building, but the way his characters reacted to the world. Like all Angry Robot books, I found this a deliciously refreshing step outside of the expected, without being too off the wall and unfamiliar.
You can read my full review here:
SFF World Review, Nik Korpon’s The Rebellion’s Last Traitor
An engaging novel, The Space Between The Stars is something I would happily recomend to my non-SFF friends. Those who regularly read the genre I think would find the science fiction of this novel too removed.
You can read the full review here. SFF World Review, Anne Corelett’s The Space Between The Stars
Not to be confused with a bodice ripper, Suzanne Jackson’s Beguiler merges dragons, magic and a love story.
Read the whole interview here
Local lad, made good! I was happy to inteview Lee for SFF World.
Interview with Lee Harrison