September 15, 2018 – Started Reading
September 17, 2018 – Finished Reading
Rating : ★★★★

Stories

  1. “Madwalls” by Rachel Caine
  2. “Stories Are Gods” by Peter Orullian
  3. “River and Echo” by John Marco
  4. “A Dichotomy of Paradigms” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  5. “Son of Crimea” by Jason M. Hough
  6. “An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians” by Terry Brooks
  7. “The Way into Oblivion” by Harry Connolly
  8. “Uncharming” by Delilah S. Dawson
  9. “A Good Name” by Mark Lawrence
  10. “All in a Night’s Work” by David Anthony Durham
  11. “Seven Tongues” by Tim Marquitz
  12. “Fiber” by Seanan McGuire
  13. “The Hall of the Diamond Queen” by Anthony Ryan
  14. “The Farmboy Prince” by Brian Staveley
  15. “Heart’s Desire” by Kat Richardson
  16. “The Game” by Michael J. Sullivan
  17. “The Ethical Heresy” by Sam Sykes.
  18. “Small Kindnesses” by Joe Abercrombie
  19. “The Rat” by Mazarkis Williams
  20. “The Siege of Tilpur” by Brian McClellan
  21. “Mr. Island” by Kristen Britain
  22. “Jury Duty” by Jim Butcher
  23. “The Dead’s Revenant” by Shawn Speakman
Unbound by Shawn Speakman

Not bound, as a book. Free.

Like Unfettered before it, the contributing writers of Unbound were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to read—without the constraints of a shackling theme.

The result is magical. Twenty-three all-original stories are sure to captivate you—some will move you to tears while others will keep you turning the pages long into the night. The power of Unbound lies in its variety of tales and the voices behind them. If you are a fan of discovering new writers or reading the works of beloved authors, Unbound is for you.

Sleepless throughout the dark mosquito-ridden powerless night brought about by the mid-afternoon showers that had cooled the whole place down but had left us spending the better part of Prima Aprilius/Easter sans power, I woke up to moonlight shining on my face and to the muzzein’s call to Fajr followed soon after by the tolling of the bells of the nearby church. I flick my wrist and read the time. It’s 4 a.m. and it’s Monday. And then it struck me: I’m on a vacation.
Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp’s revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless — and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.

A breakneck-paced crime thriller, ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre’s world-wide elite.