Lorraine learnt to read before she started school and has been reading voraciously ever since. She has been reviewing books since editing a university newspaper. She is currently an active member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG) and judge for the Aurealis Awards.

Read Lorraine’s reviews from the old ASIF site here, and her newer reviews here.

REVIEWS

  • Rifts Through Quentaris
  • The Cat Dreamer
  • Princess of Shadows
  • The Perfect Princess
  • The Plague of Quentaris
  • Angel Fever
  • Splashdance Silver by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Liquid Gold by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Native Tongue
  • Angels of Power
  • ASIM 13
  • ASIM 14
  • ASIM 16
  • ASIM 19
  • Summer’s End by Luke Jackson
  • Macbeth and Son by Jackie French
  • The Traveling Tide by Rosaleen Love
  • Fables and Reflections Issue 7
  • All This Is So by Jone F Roe
  • Forever Shores
  • DragonCrosse by Kimberley A Thomas
  • Pirates of Quentaris by Sherryl Clarke
  • The Forgotten Prince by Paul Collins
  • Shaman’s Crossing (Bk 1 Soldier Son Trilogy) by Robin Hobb
  • The Tyrant’s Nephew (Vol 3 The Chronicles of El Jisal) by Sophie Masson
  • Project Apocalypse by Anita Bell
  • 13 Unlucky For Some by T J Arryn
  • Flight of the Mayflower by Mark Carew
  • Medalon (Bk 1 The Demon Child Trilogy) by Jennifer Fallon
  • Treason Keep (Bk 2 The Demon child Trilogy) by Jennifer Fallon
  • Harshini (Bk 3 The Demon Child Trilogy) by Jennifer Fallon
  • The Floods (Bk 1 Neighbours) by Colin Thompson
  • Breathe by Penni Russon
  • Orb Issue 1
  • Winterbirth (Bk 1 The Godless World) by Brian Ruckley
  • Everran’s Bane by Sylvia Kelso
  • Orb Issue 2
  • Blade of Fortriu by Juliet Marillier
  • Blue Silence by Michelle Marquandt
  • The Memory Cathedral by Jack Dann
  • Antique Futures by Terry Dowling
  • Hinterland by James Clemens
  • Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather – the illustrated screenplay by Vadim Jean
  • The Moving Water by Sylvia Kelso
  • The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn
  • Sir Thursday by Garth Nix
  • Celtika by Robert Holdstock
  • Broken Kings by Robert Holdstock
  • The Earthborn by Paul Collins
  • Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon
  • Sasha by Joel Shepherd
  • Dark Space by Marianne de Pierres
  • Seacastle by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • The Summoner by Gail Z Martin
  • Feast of Souls by Celia Friedman
  • Weapons of Choice World War 2.1 by Jon Birmingham
  • Harlequin by Laurell K Hamilton
  • Cold Iron by Sophie Masson
  • The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
  • Pool by Justin D’Ath
  • Blood Ties (Bk 1 The Castings Trilogy) by Pamela Freeman
  • Nova Swing by M John Harrison
  • Renegade’s Magic by Robin Hobb
  • Designated Targets Wold War 2.2 by John Birmingham
  • Final Impact World War 2.3 by John Birmingham
  • The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier
  • Amberlight by Sylvia Kelso
  • Shadowplay by Tad Williams
  • Pirates of the Relentless Desert by Jay Amory
  • Across the Face of the World by Russell Kirkpatrick
  • Allira’s Gift by Paul Collins and Danny Willis
  • The Evil Overlord (Bk 3 The Lost Shimmaron) by Rowena Cory Daniells
  • The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
  • The Accidental Sorcerer by K E Mills
  • At the House of the Magician by Mary Hooper
  • The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
  • Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
  • Goddess by Fiona McIntosh
  • Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction 3
  • The Spell of Undoing by Paul Collins
  • By Royal Command by Mary Hooper
  • Selling Out by Justina Robson
  • Dusk by Kenneth Oppel
  • An Unusual Angle by Greg Egan
  • The Other Book by Phillip Womack
  • The Margarets by Sheri S Tepper
  • Isalnd of the Phantoms by Stephen Alter
  • Pact of Wolves by Nina Blazon
  • Faerie Lord (Bk 4 The Faerie Wars Chronicles) by Herbie Brennan
  • The Compendium of Vampyres and Other Perilous Creatures by Mary-Jane Knight
  • The Spirit Stone (Bk 5 The Dragon Mage) by Katherine Kerr
  • The Shadow Isle (Bk 6 The Dragon Mage) by Katherine Kerr
  • The Whisper of Leaves (Bk 1 Kira Chronicles) by K S Nikakis
  • The Song of the Silvercades (Bk 2 Kira Chronicles) by K S Nikakis
  • Ilario by Mary Gentle
  • The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin
  • The Crazy Scholl by Cornelia Read
  • Bloodheir (Bk 2 The Godless World) by Brian Ruckley
  • Superior Saturday by Garth Nix
  • The Red Country by Sylvia Kelso
  • M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
  • The Last Elf by Silvana De Mari
  • 99 Coffins by David Wellington
  • The Resistance by Gemma Malley
  • The Grit by Debra Ginsberg
  • Ghostsitters (Bk 5 Araminta Spook) by Angie Sage
  • 13 Bullets by David Wellington
  • Murder on a Midsummer Night (Bk 17 Phryne Fisher Mysteries) by Kerry Greenwood
  • Cassandra (Bk 1 The Delphic Women) by Kerry Greenwood
  • The Dragon Mage Trilogy by Katherine Kerr
  • Vampire Zero by David Wellington
  • Cathy’s Key by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman
  • Graceling by Kristin cashore
  • The Ice-Cream Man by Jenny Mounfield
  • Petrodor by Joel Shepherd
  • Deep Water (Bk 2 The Castings Trilogy) by Pamela Freeman
  • Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  • Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Riversend by Sylvia Kelso
  • Night Shift (Bk1 The Jill Kismet Series) by Lilith Saintcrow
  • The Way of Shadows (Bk 1 The Night Angel Trilogy) by Brent Weeks
  • Hyperion (Bk 1 Hyperion Cantos) by Dan S
  • Shadow’s Edge (Bk 2 The Night Angel Trilogy )by Brent Weeksold links!
  • Beyond the Shadows (Bk 3 The Night Angel Trilogy) by Brent Weeks
  • Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
  • Confessions of a Pod Person by Chuck McKenzie
  • Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
  • Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan
  • The Right Hand of God (Bk 3 Fire of Heaven) by Russell Kirkpatrick
  • Blood of Dreams by Susan Parisi
  • Dark Curse by Christine Feehan
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • The Daughters of Moab by Kim Westwood
  • Curse the Dawn (Bk 4 Cassandra Palmer Series) by Karen Chance
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • The Wingless Boy by Jay Amory
  • The Fledging of Az Gabrielson (Bk 1 The Wingless Boy) by Jay Amory
  • The Cry of the Marwing (Bk 3 Kira Chronicles) by K.S. Nikakis
  • Stormed Fortress (Bk 8 The Wars of Light and Shadow) by Janny Wurts
  • Wizard’s First Rule (Bk 1 Sword of Truth) by Terry Goodkind
  • Wrath of a Mad God by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Dreaming Void Book 1: The Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Wounded (Bk 1 The Wereling) by Stephen Cole
  • Prey (Bk 2 The Wereling) by Stephen Cole
  • Resurrection (Bk 3 The Wereling) by Stephen Cole
  • Zima Blue and Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds
  • Going Under (Bk 3 Quantum Gravity Series) by Justina Robson
  • Fairyland by Paul McAuley
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • Liar by Justine Larbalestier
  • Sharp Shooter (Bk 1 Tara Sharp) by Marianne Delacourt
  • The Dragon Keeper (Bk 1 The Rain Wild Chronicles) by Robin Hobb
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan
  • Spirit by Gwyneth Jones
  • The Magykal Papers by Angie Sage
  • Hammer of God by Karen Miller
  • Bite: A Vampire Handbook by Kevin Jackson
  • Scarygirl by Nathan Jurevicius
  • Tracato (Bk 3 Trial of Blood and Steel) by Joel Shepherd
  • Blood of the Fold (Bk 3 Sword of Truth) by Terry Goodkind
  • Stone of Tears (Bk 2 Sword of Truth) by Terry Goodkind