‘Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy’

PERRY, Stephanie Danelle. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy. 2012. ‘When Racoon City, a remote mountain community, is suddenly besieged by a rash of grisly murders, bizarre reports start to spread, describing attacks from vicious creatures, some human… some not. At the center of these deaths is a dark, secluded mansion belonging to the mysterious Umbrella…

‘Dreams of Empire’

RICHARDS, Justin. Dreams of Empire. 1998. ‘On a barren asteroid, the once-mighty Haddron Empire is on the brink of collapse, torn apart by civil war. The one man who might have saved it languishes in prison, his enemies planning his death and his friends plotting his escape.’ With the long wait for the new season…

‘The Colour of Magic’

PRATCHETT, Terry. The Colour of Magic. 1983. ‘On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and…

‘Ten Little Aliens’

COLE, Stephen. Ten Little Aliens. 2002. ‘Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. […] But is the same force that killed them still lurking in the dark? And what are its plans for the people…

‘The Gates’

CONNOLLY, John. The Gates. 2009. ‘[…] only Samuel’s dog, Boswell, truly understands him. Oh, and as if things couldn’t get any worse, Samuel’s neighbours, led by the villainous Mrs Abernathy, are trying to open the gates of hell. […] Now the fate of humanity lies in the hands of one small boy, an even smaller…

‘The Catcher in the Rye’

SALINGER, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye. 1945-1946. ‘ ’ You may or may not have noticed—depending on whether you have eyes or not—that there’s no extract from the back cover synopsis in this post. The reason is that there’s none. Maybe it’s because a classic this popular doesn’t need an introduction. Unless you’re…

‘Do You Come Here Often?’

POTTER, Alexandra. Do you come here often? 2004. ‘Grace was just a teenager when Jimi broke her heart. But now she’s happy with her perfect fiancé Spencer. Even if it is a while since he’s mentioned actually getting married. Meanwhile, Jimi’s own wedding day is just around the corner. He’s certainly found the one. Or…

‘Foundation and Empire’

ASIMOV, Isaac. Foundation and Empire. 1952. ‘[…] the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighbouring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire […]. But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of […] a power greater than a dozen battle fleets.’ In this second instalment of the Foundation novels,…

‘Touched by an Angel’

MORRIS, Jonathan. Touched by an Angel. 2011. ‘In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. […] As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself…