Published in 2013, The Circle is a grim speculation of what might happen to society if we don’t apply the brakes to our obsession with digital solutionism. Five years later in 2018, it seems the prophecy of The Circle just doesn’t go far enough.
Sometimes spaceships vanish with everyone on board. But sometimes they come back, subtly different and… hostile. Opal is on a mission. She’s been seeking something her whole life. Something she’s willing to die for. Perhaps she’ll find it on one of those Lost Ships…
A Murder to Die For
Stevyn Colgan is, among other things, a highly experienced ex-copper with a penchant for writing. A Murder to Die For is his first published novel, and is a wonderfully funny take on the classic cozy murder-mystery.
Inside Number 9 - Series 1
Inside Number 9 is an anthology series of peculiar and unusual stories from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, the co-writers of League of Gentlemen and Psychoville. I missed it the first time around and have been catching up on Netflix. I should not have waited so long…
When she was eleven years old, Rose Franklin fell into a big hole. Nothing remarkable about that — adventurous kids fall into holes all the time. But this one was different. At the bottom of it was a giant metal hand, and it clearly wasn’t made by humans.
The Ship is Honeywell’s first novel and a powerful debut. Set in the near future, one where the world has burned and civilisation ended, it’s part fable, part warning and part morality tale.
Vandermeer’s sequel to the creepy Annihilation is an entirely different beast altogether. I devoured the first book in a couple of days. This one took me two months…
The makers of Limbo have delivered another dark and mysterious side-scrolling adventure. As before, a strange young boy travels a dangerous landscape towards an unknown destiny. Are the Playdead team resting on their laurels, or is there more here than meets the eye?
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
It’s nearly ten years since the original Dear Esther was released, and nearly 5 years since the commercial version changed the landscape of storytelling in games. Now The Chinese Room bring last year’s Unity console port to the PC, and add a long awaited developer commentary to this definitive edition of the classic game.
Celebrating 20 years since its first London outing, Art returns for a limited run with a new cast. A tale of three friends and a plain white painting, Art remains a masterful observation of the tragedy hiding within fragile relationships.
Professor Andrew Martin has finally solved the Riemann Equation, a puzzle that has stumped mathematicians for years. This discovery could be the catalyst for huge leaps in human progress. But not everyone feels positive about that…