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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

Review - Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest by Rachel Delahaye

 Review - Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest by Rachel Delahaye

Around the unfriendly, rocky island of Brutalia, the waves are awash with brave sea-farers, on a treasure hunt for their demanding queen. Among them is Mort, but rather than hunt for treasure, he’s more interested in looking for his family who are lost at sea. Unfortunately, his shipmate Punky has her eyes firmly on the prize.

But when the pair find the tentacle of a mythical sea creature, their adventure takes a dramatic turn. Is this the prize-winning treasure Punky and the queen seek? Or could it be a monstrous twist in Mort’s rescue mission?

In Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest, Mort is all at sea, and also feeling a bit lost and confused about what to do.
Another horribly funny, and grotesquely brilliant story from Rachel Delahaye, as we return once more to Brutalia with style. The Queen sends her people off on a treasure hunt, which is just incredibly chaotic and disorganised and deadly dangrous and hilarous.

The Belgo was a brilliant monster, Punky Rock a most awesome new side kick, and Mort's continuing adventures continue to enthrall me. I can't wait for more of this darkly comic series.


Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest by Rachel Delahaye is out now, published by Little Tiger Group.
I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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