Book reviews (Index)

Below, listed in alphabetical order by author, are the majority of my published book reviews from the last seven years. Where possible I’ve linked to the online version; otherwise, I’ve archived the review on this site. Reviews without, as yet, a link, are either yet to be published or are currently published elsewhere (with links to be added later). Reviews do vary in length and format, depending on the requirements of the particular publications.


Ken Auletta Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
Steve Aylett The Inflatable Volunteer

Stephen Baxter Flood
Alan Bissett Death of a Ladies’ Man; Pack Men
Alan Bissett (ed) & Carl MacDougall (ed) The Flight of the Turtle: New Writing Scotland 29

Mark Billingham Die of Shame
Chris Brookmyre Where The Bodies Are Buried; Flesh Wounds; Dead Girl Walking
Christopher Brookmyre Bedlam
Ben Brooks Grow Up
Tobias S Buckell Ragamuffin
Annie Bullen & Brian Rivas John Derry

Alan Campbell Sea of Ghosts
Angus Peter Campbell Archie and the North Wind
Joan Campbell Heads on Pillows
Michael Cannon Four New Words For Love
Adam Christopher The Burning Dark
Ajay Close Trust
Harlan Coben Fool Me Once
Eoin Colfer And Another Thing
John Connolly A Time of Torment
Paul Cornell London Falling
Patricia Cornwell Depraved Heart

Ellen Datlow (ed) & Terri Windling (ed) Salon Fantastique
Russell T Davies & Benjamin Cook Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale
Sandrone Dazieri Kill the Father
Margaret Thomson Davis The Kellys of Kelvingrove
James Delingpole Coward at the Bridge
John W Dower Cultures of War
Gardner Dozois (ed) & George R R Martin (ed) Rogues
Andrew Raymond Drennan The Immaculate Heart
Glen Duncan The Last Werewolf
Hal Duncan Escape from Hell!

Dan Elconin Never After

Jenni Fagan The Panopticon
Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles W J Withers Mapping The Islands
R J Frith The Nemesis List

Rodge Glass (ed) The Year of Open Doors
Nick Griffiths Dalek I Loved You: A Memoir
Robbie Guillory In Rude Health

Harry Harrison Make Room! Make Room!
Colin Harvey Winter Song
Matt Hill The Folded Man [Interzone review]; The Folded Man [Northwords Now review]
Trevor Hoyle Down the Figure 7

Simon Ings Dead Water

Doug Johnstone Hit & Run; Gone Again; The Dead Beat; Crash Land

Harry Keeble & Kris Hollington Terror Cops
Stuart Kelly Scott-land: The Man Who Invented A Nation
A L Kennedy Serious Sweet

Stuart McHardy, Donald Smith Calton Hill, Journeys and Evocations
Martin McInnes Infinite Ground
Malcolm Mackay Every Night I Dream of Hell
Neil Mackay All The Little Guns Went Bang, Bang, Bang
Ken MacLeod Intrusion
Mark MacNicol Coconut Badger
Mathias Malzieu The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart
W B Marsh & Bruce Carrick Tales of War
Don McCullin Shaped by War
Val McDermid Out of Bounds
Ian McDonald Be My Enemy (Everness Book II)
Libby McGugan The Eidolon [The Skinny review]; The Eidolon [Interzone review]
Stuart McHardy & Donald Smith Calton Hill; Journeys and Evocations
Metaphrog Winter’s Tales
China Miéville Kraken
Alistair Moffat Scotland: A History from Earliest Times
G J Moffat Fallout
Michael Moorcock The Metatemporal Detective
Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnston, Facundo Percio Fashion Beast
Lou Morgan Blood and Feathers
Richard K Morgan The Cold Commands
Ewan Morrison Tales from the Mall
Grant Morrison Supergods
Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Escape from Hell

James Patterson Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment; Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever

Matthew Pearl The Last Dickens
Tom Pollock The City’s Son
Oliver Postgate Seeing Things
Gareth L Powell The Last Reef, and other stories; Silversands

Katharine Quarmby Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

Hannu Rajaniemi The Fractal Prince; The Causal Angel (The Skinny review); The Causal Angel (Interzone review)
Jacqueline Rayner Doctor Who – The Stone Rose
Philip Reeve Fever Crumb
Tom Renouf Black Watch
Mike Resnick The Buntline Special
Alastair Reynolds Blue Remembered Earth
Justin Richards Doctor Who – The Resurrection Casket
Lesley Riddoch Blossom
Gareth Roberts & Douglas Adams Doctor Who – Shada
Craig Russell The Valkyrie Song; The Long Glasgow Kiss; The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid
Robert Ryan A Study in Murder

Ian Sales (Ed) Rocket Science
Polly Samson Perfect Lives
Robert J Sawyer Triggers
Charles M Schulz The Complete Peanuts 1963-63; The Complete Peanuts 1965-66
Gerald Seymour No Mortal Thing
Alexander McCall Smith My Italian Bulldozer
Craig A Smith The Mile
Gavin Smith Veteran
Joseph Smith Finally My Ambulance
David Spaven The Railway Atlas of Scotland
Neal Stephenson Some Remarks

Bryan Talbot Grandville
Alice Thompson Burnt Island

Various Pax Edina: The One O’Clock Gun
Various (Keith Brooke, Eric Brown, John Grant, Anna Tambour, Kaitlin Queen) Infinity Plus eBooks launch

Scott Westerfeld Leviathan
Connie Willis Blackout