Category: Independent book reviews

Stranger Views is a big fan of independent publishing. We love the joy of discovering a new book and want to help you to discover these books too.That’s why we regularly recommend novels that are self, or independently, published.

  • A Forgotten Legacy by Larry Allen

    A Forgotten Legacy, by Larry Allen, is a hard science fiction novel with a touching, human, centre. Summary The spaceship Endeavour is marooned above a distant planet, a disaster reducing the crew to one lonely linguist. A billionaire is using his immense power and wealth to find the one thing that has eluded him for […]

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    The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl by Bryce C. Anderson

    The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl looks at artificial intelligence in an unusual way. The novel follows the ‘life’ of Helen Roderick, a young scientist who uploads her brain into a bank of computers. What follows is a tale full of humour that examines what it means to be alive, unique and human. Enjoy the references – […]

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    Date Night on Union Station – Book Review

    Date Night on Union Station, by E. M. Foner, is a fantastic science fiction novel that brims with a wild humour. Date Night On Union Station Summary The novel follows Earth consulate Kelly Frank and scrap space junk dealer Joe McAllister as they try to find love with a super intelligent AI-powered dating service. Unfortunately, […]

  • Miasma Book Review

    Miasma – Book Review

    A hidden gem of a book. If I had to use one term to describe this novel it would be ‘endearing’. I came across Miasma by Pete Alexander Harris on Twitter, a piece of serendipity that paid off. Miasma Summery Miasma is a colony world with various different human settlements strewn across its face. The novel […]

  • There Goes the Galaxy – Book Review

    If you are on a site like Stranger Views  I can safely assume you like science fiction. I can even guess that you are a fan of science fiction with a dash or more of humour. So, I can be fairly confident you will enjoy reading There Goes the Galaxy, by Jenn Thorson. A book […]

  • Tales of a Dying Star – Book 1 review

    Amazon is full of science fiction novels split into short novellas across a larger series. So you’d be forgiven for overlooking the Siege of Praetar by David Kristoph. If you are a lover of dystopian science fiction this would be a mistake. The story takes place on and around a desert planet that circles a […]

  • Murder out of the blue book review

    Murder Out Of The Blue – book review

    Murder Out of the Blue, by Steve Turnbull, is a steampunk novella and the first in a series of detective stories chronicling the adventures of  Maliha Anderson. These tales are set in a version of Edwardian England where Faraday nullified gravity and the skies are ruled by vast voidships on which the wealthy travel. The […]

  • The Creep Mesquite Anthology review

    The Creep Mesquite Anthology, by Clara Bush, is currently a collection of three novellas all focussing on love, time and space. The three stories all involve aliens, gore, teenage love and space travel and are held together by both the characters involved and a certain thematic unity. The Creep Mesquite Anthology could perhaps be described […]

  • Red Plus Zone – Book Review

    Intense, brooding and unsettling: Red Plus Zone  combines psychological murder mystery with thoughtful science fiction to create a book you won’t be able to put down. It’s only January, but I would put money on this being the best detective novel I’ll read this year. Red Plus Zone takes place twenty minutes into a future where life […]

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    6 Reasons why you need to read the Law of the Wolf

    The first two books in the Law of the Wolf series were amazing, so we were pretty excited when  S.A Hunt recently released the third part of this series, Ten Thousand Devils. Predictably this book received lots of very positive reviews. So, instead of adding yet another positive review, we’ve decided to tell you why you […]