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Offspring by Liam Jackson (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Offspring by Liam Jackson (book review).

‘Offspring’ by Liam Jackson is a fantasy based on Judeo-Christian myth and is also Liam Jackson’s first novel. While he had no previous experience as a writer, his bio does include lots of experience in the US justice system including as a Chief of Police and with counter-terrorism experience. It is therefore quite interesting to […]

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2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

‘2012: The War For Souls’ is the first book that this reviewer has ever read by Whitley Strieber. The end paper notes quite a few novels by Strieber and it seems that most of them are recognised as horror. So Strieber is fairly prolific but is he actually any good? There are elements of horror […]

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Master Of The Cauldron (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 6) by David Drake (book review).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Master Of The Cauldron (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 6) by David Drake (book review).

‘Master Of The Cauldron’ is the sixth in David Drakes’ ongoing ‘Lord Of The Isles Saga’. I must admit to approaching long series like this with suspicion as I am not sure what an author can say in six books which could not have been said in a tighter trilogy. Nonetheless, on we go to […]

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Goddess Of The Ice Realm (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 5) by David Drake (book review).

October 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Goddess Of The Ice Realm (Lord Of The Isles Saga book 5) by David Drake (book review).

This reviewer has read quite a lot of fantasy. Indeed, I would not be qualified to review fantasy books on a website like SFCrowsnest if I had not. Usually, I expect to review fantasy novels by authors who have not published in any other genre and often I will be reviewing their first or second […]

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Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mummy Knows Best anthology edited by Theresa Derwin (book review).

‘Mummy Knows Best’ is an anthology of short stories edited by Theresa Derwin, late in 2017. As is reasonably obvious from the title and the cover, these stories focus on a wide variety of mummification tales. Coming from the Terror Tree label, this reviewer expected a good dose of blood-curdling horror but the contents actually […]

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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

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Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

David Sutton has been writing horror fiction since the 1960s. Over the decades, many of his stories have appeared in a multitude of anthologies. Furthermore, he has won many awards for his editing on fantasy anthologies. However, this reviewer is given to understand that ‘Dead Water And Other Weird Tales’ is the first time a […]

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Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Andromeda’s Children edited by Theresa Derwin (ebook review).

Fringeworks Press is usually known for its contemporary horror and steampunk works. This anthology of stories comes as a pleasant addition to their range being a genuine attempt at Science Fiction. The editor of ‘Andromeda’s Children’ is Theresa Derwin, who is perhaps best known for her crusade on women in Science Fiction as authors, characters, […]

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Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley (book review)

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crusade (Book Three Of The Aquasilva Trilogy) by Anselm Audley   (book review)

There are many fantasy trilogies a reader can reach for any time they fancy a hit of their favourite escapism. But how many readers have gotten bored of the same old sub-Tolkien elves and dwarves routine? What makes a fantasy trilogy or an individual novel worth reaching for? Is it a truly different fantastic setting? […]

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Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Old Venus edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (book review).

‘Old Venus’ is an anthology of new stories by current authors. Before Mariner 2 orbited Venus on December 14th 1962, only optical observations had been made of Venus. The telescopes perceived a bright but featureless surface. Thus it was theorised that Venus was covered in a thick layer of clouds, most often thought to be […]

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