Right for all my ready and writey pals (some tagged) here’s a review I just wrote for the book shown here. Seriously buy this book!

So where to begin with a review of this novel. Is it well written? Most certainly. Is it entertaining? Definitely. Is it good? Abso-bloody-lutely!

Now this is going to appear a little weird, but stay with me, I was a HUGE fan of the late Iain Banks and when he died I lost a friend and a whole series of books that went unwritten, Now what has that to do with The Creation Machine? Well when I picked this book up I got caught up in the same sense of excitement that comes from discovering a beautifully crafted, staggeringly imaginative and above all FUN read that I felt when I first read Consider Phlebus. Now I don’t think I can give a modern SF novel greater praise than that.

I am not going to give a run down of the plot of this book or mention the colourful characters, you should discover all this for yourself by buying and reading it. What I will say is that if you enjoy reading, reading anything at all, then you will love this book. And if you enjoy reading grown up, lovingly crafted, smart, exciting, hugely expansive and above all funny SF The Creation Machine will blow you away! Buy a copy now!

Roger Gray