• Our Lady of the Artilects

    Our Lady of the Artilects

    Our Lady of the Artilects, by Andrew Gillsmith Hey guys, welcome back to Bookish Beyond. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the holidays. Today, I’m reviewing Our Lady of the Artilects, a fascinating science fiction read by Andrew Gillsmith. So, if you’ve got your favourite drink to hand and are all settled in, let’s begin. About Set mainly in Benin City, Africa (some point after the 2200s), this story follows the mystery of the artilects (advanced synthetic humanoids), who have started having visions and appear…

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    End Man, by Alex Austin

    End Man, by Alex Austin Hey guys, welcome back to Bookish Beyond. How have you been? Today, I’m excited to be reviewing End Man, by Alex Austin. So, if you’ve got your favourite drink to hand and are all settled in, let’s begin. About The story is set in the 2030s, in Los Angeles, USA. Here, the protagonist, Raphael works for the Norval Department of Marketing Necrology (NDMN) as a Necrologist, otherwise known as an ‘End man.’ The company’s job is to capture the remnants…

  • Legacy

    Legacy, by Ean. W. Lanning

    Legacy, by Ean. W. Lanning Hey guys, welcome back to Bookish Beyond. How have you been? Today, I’m excited to be reviewing Legacy, by Ean. W. Lanning. So, if you’ve got your favourite drink to hand and are all settled in, let’s begin. About The story is set between Old Los Angeles (a beaten-down, dirty place, kept alive only by the grace of Lord Maddus) and New Los Angeles (Lord Maddus’ playground, more or less.) The two halves of the city are separated by an…

  • The Zombie Protector

    The Zombie Protector, by Mae Johnsson

    The Zombie Protector, by Mae Johnsson Hey guys, welcome back to Bookish Beyond. Are you having a pleasant week? Today, I’m excited to be reviewing The Zombie Protector, a young adult dystopian story by Mae Johnsson. So, if you’ve got your favourite drink to hand and are all settled in, let’s begin. About Fourteen-year-old Ellie and her younger sister Ronnie are trying their best to survive a zombie apocalypse, however, Ronnie is a zombie herself. Now, Ellie is heading to the city of Plaus in…

  • Surrogate Colony, by Boshra Rasti

    Surrogate Colony, by Boshra Rasti Hey guys, I hope you’re having a pleasant week. Today, I’m excited to share my review for Surrogate Colony, a suspenseful sci-fi / dystopian novel by Boshra Rasti. So, if you’ve got your favourite drink to hand and are all settled in, let’s begin.   About Miscroscrep controls the lives of all humans who live within their colonies, with ‘Harmony’, a system based on data compatibility, deciding people’s futures. People are matched romantically according to such data and babies are…

  • Run Lab Rat Run, Shawn. C. Butler, book review

    Run Lab Rat Run, by Shawn. C. Butler

    Run Lab Rat Run, by Shawn. C. Butler Hey guys, welcome back to Bookish Beyond. Are you enjoying the holidays so far? Today, I’m excited to be reviewing Run Lab Rat Run, by Shawn. C. Butler. So, if you’ve got your favourite drink to hand and are all settled in, let’s begin. About Media Conaill was birthed and raised in a bio-engineering lab, where numerous genetic modifications were tested on her. On her 21st birthday, she is invited to take part in an Ultra Marathon,…

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    Subway: Palliatopia

    Subway: Palliatopia, by S. W. Lothian Hey guys, are you having a good week? Today, I’m excited to be reviewing Subway: Palliatopia, a Young Adult Dystopian novel, by Australian author S. W. Lothian. About Subway: Palliatopia is a story of deceit, power and its ability to corrupt, alongside the deep-seated need of human survival. Strange electrical signals plague new York City and people are starting to go missing. Wil, a helpful and caring young man, begins to worry when his girlfriend fails to meet him…

  • I Dream in Colour: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book One

    I Dream in Colour, (The Dreamer Chronicles: Book One), by Sarah Mazza Hey guys, how has your week been? Have you come across any new favourite reads? Today, I’m excited to be reviewing I Dream in Colour: Book One of The Dreamer Chronicles, by Sarah Mazza. About Alex Johansson chose to give up his body for science, to become lost in a dream, never to wake again. Except he did awaken and now he’s been released from The Pod Project he signed up for, left…

  • State of Resistance, David Korson

    State of Resistance, by David Korson

    Happy belated New Year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, with lots of great food and company. Today, I’m happy to finally be reviewing the final installment in The State of Refuge Trilogy, by author David Korson. About State of Resistance is the long-awaited finale of the State of Refuge trilogy by David Korson. The story follows our beloved cast of characters from books one and two as they seek out a cure for the infamous alpha dust. As always, things never go…

  • The After Days, Amy Ginsberg

    The After Days

    ‘In a world without power, you need the power of friendship and love to survive.’ Hey guys, sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been a busy week with lots of ups and downs. Today’s review is for The After Days, by Amy Ginsberg. Although I wasn’t sure what genre this was (Goodreads didn’t list a specific genre), I feel like it sits on the fence between Contemporary Fiction and Dystopian Fantasy. Can you imagine a life without electricity, running water, or…